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PCA press release: Arbitrations under the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh between IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union (as claimants) and two global fashion brands (as respondents)

…Decision on Preliminary Issues:

On 4 September 2017, having considered submissions of the Parties, the Tribunal decided that the pre-conditions to arbitration under Article 5 of the Accord had been met. Accordingly, the claims were held to be admissible and within the Tribunal’s jurisdiction. The arbitrations will now proceed to a merits phase, with hearings scheduled for the first half of 2018…

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