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Bangladesh: High Court temporarily lifts restraining order & schedules new hearing on Accord's future

"Update: What is happening with the Bangladesh Accord?", 3 December 2018

At the beginning of the year, international brands were urged to join the new Transition Accord 2018, the successor of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh... The new Accord was to guarantee a smooth transition. However... the government of Bangladesh managed a restraining order on the Accord by the Bangladesh High Court, which was due to take effect on 30th November.

During a hearing on that day, the High Court scheduled a new hearing for Thursday, 6th December, and has lifted the restraining order until that date. The hearing took place amidst mounting international pressure and calls from the international community for the permanent removal of the order as an expulsion of the Bangladesh Accord would have grave consequences for the workers and not only the garment industry in Bangladesh but worldwide...

... On Thursday, all eyes will be on Bangladesh once again to see how the saga on garment worker safety continues.

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