Responsibility Rising From the Rubble: Lessons From the Bangladesh Accord for Arbitration of Business and Human Rights Disputes
Article from: TDM 3 (2021), in Human Rights
This article explores lessons learned from two recent arbitrations brought by global workers unions against fashion companies pursuant to the 2013 Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. The cases, administered by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague, were the first publicly known arbitrations of their kind dealing with business and human rights. The first part of this article sets the cases in the context of the PCA's evolving mandate in facilitating resolution of multi-stakeholder disputes. The second part reviews developments in the realm of business and human ...