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13 December 2013

Bangladesh shipbreaking still dirty and dangerous with at least 20 deaths in 2013 [Bangladesh]

Author: NGO Shipbreaking Platform

Bangladeshi member organisations of the NGO Shipbreaking Platform, a global coalition of human rights, labour rights and environmental organisations seeking to prevent hazardous shipbreaking practices, called upon the business and government...

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27 November 2013

Civil society organizations in Asia call for a global ban on asbestos, highlight dangers in shipbreaking [India, Bangladesh & Pakistan]

Author: NGO shipbreaking Platform

During the annual Asia Ban Asbestos Network meeting, Bangladeshi civil society organisations launched the Bangladesh Ban Asbestos Network (B-BAN) under the auspices…of Bangladesh Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Foundation, a member...

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22 November 2011

No more conditional import of toxic ships [Bangladesh]

Author: Daily Star [Bangladesh]

The Supreme Court yesterday directed the government to frame by December 14 a set of rules to free the ship-breaking industry from pollution and ensure safety of the workers…The order came upon a petition against a High Court order that extended the...

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17 June 2011

Bangladeshi ship breakers defy court ruling

Author: Naimul Haq, Al Jazeera

The ship breaking companies of Bangladesh continue to import highly toxic foreign vessels, despite a two-year-old ban, and are also defying a court order to ensure workers' safety and implement environmentally sound practices, a group of lawyers says…...

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28 December 2009

Ship-breaker ignored explosive warning [Bangladesh]

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28 December 2009

Suspend all activities at Rahim Ship-breaking Yard [Bangladesh]

Author: Daily Star [Bangladesh]

Bangladesh Environmental Lawyers' Association...called on the government to suspend all activities at Rahim Steel Ship-breaking Yard at Sitakunda until a fair investigation into an oil tanker explosion at the yard is completed and the persons...

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Company non-response
4 November 2009

Bangladesh Ship Breakers did not respond to: "Where Ships and Workers Go to Die - Shipbreaking in Bangladesh" report by Natl. Labor Committee.

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1 September 2009

Where Ships and Workers Go to Die - Shipbreaking in Bangladesh & The Failure of Global Institutions to Protect Worker Rights

Author: Natl. Labor Committee [USA]

Some of the world’s largest decommissioned tanker ships...have been run up on the beaches of Bangladesh...Thirty thousand Bangladeshi workers, some of them children...toil 12 hours a day, seven days a week, for wages of just 22 to 32 cents an hour,...

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