Spectrum Garments Case [ Writ PetitionNo.3566/2005 ]

Country Bangladesh
Category Right to Work
Date of Judgment _
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  • Description

    Ain O Salish Kendra with other human rights organisations filed this public interest litigation addressing the failure of the concerned authorities to discharge their statutory duties and responsibilities relating to building construction, labour safety and welfare. As a result, a nine storied factory building, which was owned by a garment manufacturer, collapsed leaving 69 dead and 89 injured.

    Source:

    http://www.askbd.org/web/?page_id=1496

  • Judgment

    The Court issued a rule nisi upon the respondents on May 25, 2005 as to why they should not be directed to take necessary measures and legal actions to carry out and conduct an effective public inquiry by a commission to identify the reasons for the collapse and persons and agencies responsible and to make recommendation to prevent any such disaster in future and to secure payment of adequate compensation and arrange for rehabilitation in favour of the victims of the said collapse. Court also directed to submit reports before the Court on legality of the construction of the building, ownership of the land and safety conditions of the buildings.

    Current Status: The case is pending final hearing

    Source:

    http://www.askbd.org/web/?page_id=1496