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7 Mar 2013

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

Legal action on fire in textile factory in Karachi, Pakistan

During a visit to Pakistan by…ECCHR and medico international, individuals affected by the factory fire in September 2012…asked ECCHR to become directly involved in legal proceedings relating to the incident in Pakistan. ECCHR will now make an application through a local lawyer to be admitted to the proceedings. The Ali Enterprise textile factory in…Karachi burned to the ground…Over 280 employees lost their lives and hundreds were injured. The disaster represents the most devastating fire to occur to date at a Pakistani factory. At least 70% of the textiles produced at the factory were sold to German discount store KIK…Just a few weeks before the fire, Italian company RINA had issued the factory with an SA 8000 certificate, which is supposed to act as a guarantee of safety and other workplace standards.

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KiK lawsuit (re Pakistan)

KiK lawsuit (re Pakistan)