Transnational legal activism in global value chains : the Ali Enterprises Factory fire and the struggle for justice
- Miriam Saage-Maass, Peer Zumbansen, Michael Bader, Palvasha Shahab, editors
- Cham, Switzerland : Springer, 
- Physical description
- xvi, 333 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
- Interdisciplinary studies in human rights ; v. 6.
- Includes bibliographical references
- Introduction - Transnational Law and Advocacy around Labour and Human Rights Litigation.- Part 1: The Ali Enterprises Factory Fire and its aftermath - Litigations, campaigning and transnational collaboration
- Loss and Legibility - A conversation with Saeeda Khatoon.- Legal Interventions and Transnational Alliances in the Ali Enterprises Case - Struggles for Workers' Rights in Global Supply Chains.- Paradoxes of Strategic Labour Rights Litigation: Insights from the Baldia Factory Fire Litigation.- After the Ali Enterprises fire: Occupational safety and health and workers' organising - A conversation with Zehra Khan about current and future struggles.- Pakistan's "Industrial 9/11" - Transnational rights-based activism in the garment industry and creating space for future global struggles.- The Land of Mourning - A conversation with Adeela Suleman.- Four against KiK - A conversation with Caspar Dohmen.- Part 2: Labour and Tort Law Aspects of Global Supply Chains.- The Rana Plaza collapse and the case for Enforceable Agreements with Apparel Brands.- Trade Union Approaches to Global Value Chains - The Indonesian Experience.- Transnational labour law? "Corporate social responsibility" and the Law.- Tort Law and Human Rights. - Part 3: Critical Perspectives on Law and Litigation.- Confined Employment: Exploring Labor Marginalization in Workplace Safety.- The KiK case: A critical perspective from the South.- From Strategic Litigation to Juridical Action.- Toward a Strategic Engagement with the Question of the Corporation: A Critique of Business and Human Rights. .
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- Publisher's summary
This open access book documents and analyses the various interventions - legal, political, and even artistic - that followed the Ali Enterprises factory fire in Karachi, Pakistan, in 2012. It illuminates the different substantive and procedural aspects of the legal proceedings and negotiations between the various local and transnational actors implicated in the Ali Enterprises fire, as well as the legal and policy reforms sparked by the incident. This endeavour serves to embed these legal cases and reform efforts in the larger context of human and labour rights protection and global value chain governance. It also offers a concrete case study relevant for ongoing debates around the role of transnational approaches in making human rights litigation, advocacy, and law reform more effective. In this regard, the book interrogates and critically reflects on such legal campaigns and local and transnational reform work with a view to future transformative legal and social activism. .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Interdisciplinary studies in human rights, 2509-2960 ; volume 6
- 3030738345 hardcover
- 9783030738341 hardcover
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