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Press Release: No ruling in court case against KiK case over factory fire in Pakistan today, says ECCHR

"HEARING IN KIK CASE IN FRONT OF REGIONAL COURT IN GERMANY", 29 Nov 2018

“My son has paid with his life for the profits of KiK. Finally, a German court is looking into the case.” For claimant Saeeda Khatoon, the first hearing in the proceedings against German clothing retailer KiK in front of the Dortmund Regional Court is an important step – regardless of its outcome...

The case should make clear that transnational corporations are responsible for the working conditions at their subsidiaries and suppliers abroad.

“Those affected want clarity and liability. We carry out this legal fight together with AEFFAA – against the factory owner in Pakistan, against the certification company in Italy and against KiK in Germany,” says Miriam Saage-Maaß from ECCHR. Lawyer Remo Klinger, who represents the Pakistani plaintiffs, fears that the question of corporate responsibility could remain unresolved...

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KiK lawsuit (re Pakistan)

German court holds hearing in lawsuit against clothing retailer KiK over Pakistan factory fire