Reinke and Zumbansen, ‘Transnational Liability Regimes in Contract, Tort and Corporate Law: Comparative Observations on “Global Supply Chain Liability”’

ABSTRACT
The collapse in 2013 of the Rana Plaza garment factory outside of Dhaka, Bangladesh drew a lot of public attention, ever more so as a world-wide consumer audience is becoming more frequently and directly confronted with details about the causes of the tragedy, the role that human greed and corporate strategy played in it and how, in fact, Rana Plaza is not the exception, but the manifestation of inacceptable working conditions in global supply chains. The law plays a crucial role – both in the creation of a like tragedy and in its aftermath. Licensing and zoning laws are ignored or violated, safety rules are breached or circumvented, labor and human rights not protected and in consequence egregiously violated …

Reinke, Benedikt and Zumbansen, Peer C, Transnational Liability Regimes in Contract, Tort and Corporate Law: Comparative Observations on ‘Global Supply Chain Liability’ (January 9, 2019). Sophie Schiller (ed), Le Devoir de la Vigilance (Lexis Nexis, 2019); TLI Think! Paper 4/2019.

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