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24 Apr 2014

Amnesty International

Rana Plaza disaster: The unholy alliance of business and government in Bangladesh, and around the world [Bangladesh]

Over the past year, there have been various initiatives to provide compensation to the victims, involving government, global brands, and the International Labour Organisation (ILO). However, these efforts have so far proved insufficient, and survivors continue to suffer and struggle to support themselves and their families...one particular systemic issue has been too neglected: corporate power and the relationship between business and government...As long as business continues to have a disproportionate influence on States, another Rana Plaza is not far away. Governments will be far less likely to enforce laws or preventative measures that will protect workers from human rights abuses, and, like in Bangladesh, those who have suffered the worst will be left without justice and compensation [companies named Union Carbide, Shell & Rio Tinto].