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10 Set 2014

Clean Clothes Campaign, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights & medico international

[PDF] Second Anniversary of Fire Disaster in Pakistan Textile Factory - KiK stalling on further compensation: Victims prepare to launch lawsuit in Germany

Immediate aid: check; long term compensation: still outstanding – that’s the status of negotiations between KiK and survivors and surviving dependants of the fire in the Ali Enterprises textile factory in Pakistan two years ago. 254 people died and 55 were injured in the catastrophe on 11 September 2012. German textile discounter KiK, the factory’s biggest client, made an immediate relief payment following the fire but has been stalling during negotiations on long term compensation...“KiK has been dragging its feet on these negotiations for almost a year,” says Frauke Banse from the Clean Clothes Campaign...The case is not just about the money. “The victims are looking for justice. They want KiK to finally acknowledge responsibility for its overseas supply operations,” says Miriam Saage- Maaß from the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights...and...medico international are supporting six families through the legal proceedings surrounding the incident and in the preparation of a lawsuit in Germany...

Part of the following timelines

Pakistan: European Center for Constitutional & Human Rights calls for criminal investigation of KiK & RINA over garment factory fire

Victims of Ali Enterprises factory fire in Pakistan to sue KiK in Germany if long-term compensation negotiations fail; includes company response

KiK lawsuit (re Pakistan)