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13 March 2015

Baldia factory fire: Retailer comes under fierce criticism

Author: Express Tribune (Pakistan)

…[T]he German company [KiK] was supposed to compensate the families of the victims, but they paid only Rs1 million as initial amount and then backed out. “That’s why we have now filed the case of pain and suffering against the German brand, KiK, in...

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27 May 2014

RINA's response to European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights' call for criminal investigation of KiK & RINA over Pakistan garment factory fire

Author: RINA

We have no knowledge of the existence of any connection between the activities of RINA and the cause of the fire, which is currently unknown. The audit carried out more than two months before the event…did not reveal any shortcomings with regard to...

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5 August 2013

Response by RINA: AFL-CIO report "Responsibility Outsourced" raises several serious labour rights concerns including anti-union actions, harms to workers' health, harassment at audited & certified factories.

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8 May 2013

AFL-CIO report on failures of social audits & certification at protecting workers rights - 2013

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

On 23 April 2013 the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL–CIO) released a report called "Responsibility Outsourced". AFL-CIO says that this report "digs underneath the façade of social auditing and certification...

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7 March 2013

Legal action on fire in textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan

Author: European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

During a visit to Pakistan by…ECCHR and medico international, individuals affected by the factory fire in September 2012…asked ECCHR to become directly involved in legal proceedings relating to the incident in Pakistan. ECCHR will now make an...

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7 February 2013
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Author: Robin des Bois [France]

Le Hua Wen, ex-Probo Koala va être démoli dans les semaines qui viennent en Chine. La dispersion dans Abidjan de déchets de désulfuration d’une coupe pétrolière très chargée en composés soufrés contenant du mercaptan et de l’hydrogène sulfuré avait...

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10 January 2013

[DOC] KIK signs compensation agreement for victims of Ali Enterprises fire tragedy [Pakistan]

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign

German discount giant KIK this week signed an agreement with the Pakistan Institute of Labour Education and Research (PILER) to make an initial payment to the victims and their families of US$ 1 million for immediate relief, and to negotiate a long...

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25 September 2012

France upholds Total verdict over Erika oil spill [France]

Author: BBC News [UK]

France's top court has upheld fines imposed on the French oil giant Total for an oil disaster in 1999.The tanker Erika sank off the coast of Brittany dumping 30,000 barrels of heavy fuel oil into the Atlantic sea.Total was convicted of negligence in...

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24 September 2012

Karachi fire factory owners recorded their statements to the tribunal [Pakistan]

Author: Dawn [Pakistan]

…Police in Karachi…registered a murder case against the owners of a garment factory. At least 258 workers perished in the horrific fire that destroyed the garment factory in Karachi…industrial tragedy that prompted calls for an overhaul of poor safety...

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16 January 2008

Total found guilty in 1999 French oil spill case

Author: Thierry Leveque, Reuters

A French court ruled that...Total was responsible for the 1999 sinking of the tanker Erika, and ordered it to pay millions of euros in damages for one of France's worst environmental disasters...Rina, the Italian maritime certification company that...

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