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7 Dec 2018

The Daily Star

Bangladesh: Accord hearing postponed

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"Verdict on Accord plea deferred to Dec 10", 7 December 2018

The Supreme Court yesterday deferred the date for delivering verdict on the Accord's plea to stay on in Bangladesh to December 10 as it wants to hear more on the conditions placed by the government for extension of the tenure.

This is the third time that the apex court has adjourned the hearing on a petition filed by the Accord challenging a High Court directive that asked it to end all activities in Bangladesh on November 30...

Attorney General Murad Reza yesterday placed eight conditions of the government for extension of the Accord's tenure before the SC bench. The conditions include the platform cannot interfere in the labour issues in Bangladesh and it also cannot add new repair works in factories that are conducting remediation works as per the recommendations of Accord engineers....

The Accord... wants to operate without any conditions, said Md Yousuf Ali, an advocate of the SC and a respondent to the case...