BERLIN – There are fresh calls for due diligence laws to ensure people affected by corporate rights violations in apparel supply chains gain access to remedy. The calls have been made after a German court rejected the claim of four people affected by the Ali Enterprises factory textile factory fire which killed 258 people in 2012. The Higher Regional Court in Hamm, Germany, rejected the Pakistani claimaints’ application for legal aid in the proceedings – effectively putting an end to a case which has been rumbling on since 2015 and offered the best chance yet of setting a precedent on this issue.
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