22 May '13, 7pm

Two legal experts call Walmart and Gap's fears about their liability regarding the Bangladesh accord "irrational"

Two legal experts call Walmart and Gap's fears about their liability regarding the Bangladesh accord "irrational"

“The only ‘liability’ that derives from the accord is the enforceable obligation to abide by its terms,” they wrote in the Los Angeles Times on Friday. “The global brands and retailers that have signed recognize the agreement must be legally enforceable so that all stakeholders will be accountable and will share the responsibilities associated with protecting workers’ lives through factory inspections, worker and management training, public reporting and remediation of hazards. These brands and retailers are all sophisticated and successful industry players. It is difficult to imagine that they would have agreed to sign if the arbitration provision raised unwarranted liability concerns.”

Full article: http://www.ecouterre.com/gap-walmarts-concerns-about-bang...

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