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From the Center:
- Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée, and Sarah Margaretha Jastram. “Assessing Human Rights Issues In The Fashion Industry – Challenges For Investors.” in Research Handbook on Human Rights and Investments, edited by Yannick Radi. Edward Elgar Publishing (Forthcoming).
- Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée, and Auret van Heerden, “Making the Bangladesh Garment Sector Safe and Sustainable: Setting the Future Agenda.” NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights (blog). June 29, 2017.
- Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée, and Auret van Heerden, “For true reform in Bangladesh garment industry, we need to go back to the drawing board.” Thomson Reuters Foundation News, June 1, 2017.
- Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée, Zoe Rubin, and Madeline Winterbottom, “Research Brief: Bangladesh Factory Safety – Four Years After Rana Plaza.” New York: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, April 20, 2017.
- Rubin, Zoe, “Four Years After Rana Plaza, New Research Brief Spotlights Lagging Progress on Workplace Safety.” NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights (blog). April 20, 2017.
- Nolan, Justine. “Business and human rights: The challenge of putting principles into practice and regulating global supply chains.” Alternative Law Journal 42, no. 1 (2017): 42-46. doi:10.1177/1037969X17694783.
- Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée, Justine Nolan, Auret van Heerden, and Michael Samway, “Industry-Specific Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives That Govern Corporate Human Rights Standards - Legitimacy Assessment of the Fair Labor Association and the Global Network Initiative.” Journal of Business Ethics 143, (2016): 771-787.
- Baumann-Pauly, Dorothée, Andreas Georg Scherer, and Guido Palazzo. “Managing Institutional Complexity: A Longitudinal Study of Legitimacy Strategies at a Sportswear Brand Company.” Journal of Business Ethics 137, no. 1 (2016): 31-51.
- Stein, Nate, “Foreign Funding Commitments for Bangladesh’s Garment Sector”, New York: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, November 1, 2016
- Labowitz, Sarah, and Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, “Factory map: Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg: Bangladesh's forgotten apparel workers.” December 17, 2015.
- Labowitz, Sarah, and Dorothée Baumann-Pauly, “Beyond the Tip of the Iceberg: Bangladesh's forgotten apparel workers” New York: NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, December 17, 2015.
- Labowitz, Sarah, "Can Bangladesh’s garment industry ever be safe and sustainable?" Quartz India, December 10, 2015.
- Labowitz, Sarah, "A Tipping Point in Bangladesh?" Council on Foreign Relations Development Channel, December 8, 2015.
- Saxena, Sanchita, and Sarah Labowitz, "Monitoring working conditions at factories won’t stop future tragedies." The Globe and Mail, August 10, 2015.
- Labowitz, Sarah, "Tackle Root Challenges." The Daily Star (Dhaka), May 10, 2015.
- Leahey, Peter, "Bangladesh's $50bn RMG export target by 2021." Dhaka Tribune, May 4, 2015.
- Avins, Jenny, featuring Nayantara Banerjee, "The way to start a real fashion revolution: put Bangladesh’s invisible garment factories on a map." Atlantic Quartz, April 24, 2015.
- Padmanabhan, Vijay, "The Detroit Deal Is a Model for How Foundations Can Solve Dire Problems." The Chronicle of Philanthropy, November 21, 2014.
- Labowitz, Sarah, and Nayantara Banerjee, "How better data can make garment factories safer." Daily Star (Dhaka), October 29, 2014.
- Labowitz, Sarah, "Garment Factory Repairs." New York Times, October 22, 2014.
- Labowitz, Sarah, "Inspections are not enough to fix garment factories in Bangladesh." Guardian Sustainable Business, October 20, 2014.
- Labowitz, Sarah, "Bangladesh can look to this unlikely place to fix its garment sector." Atlantic Quartz, July 25, 2014.
- Nolan, Justine, "Business as usual is no longer an option." ABC News (Sydney), April 23, 2014.
- "Written Submission to the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations: Hearing on Prospects for Democratic Reconciliation and Workers' Rights in Bangladesh." NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights: Statements and Remarks. February 11, 2014.
- Labowitz, Sarah, "The $250 million commitment to Bangladesh's factories misses the point." Atlantic Quartz, July 19, 2013.
- Posner, Michael, "Disney and Other Big Brands Need to Address the Real Challenges to Outsourcing." New York Times, May 2, 2013.
- Labowitz, Sarah, "H&M has given suppliers a major incentive to actually pay workers more." Atlantic Quartz, December 4, 2013.
External Non-Legal Contributions:
- Bain, Marc, “The international effort to fix Bangladesh’s deadly factories has a basic math problem.” Quartz, July 5, 2017.
- Chowdhury, Rashedur, “The Rana Plaza disaster and the complicit behavior of elite NGOs.” Organisation, June 8, 2017.
- Frenkel, Stephen J., Kazi Mahmudur Rahman, Shahidur Rahman, and Jaco Fourie, “Between Lead Firms and Institutional Ensembles: Labour and Safety Practices in Bangladeshi Garment Export Factories.” Paper presented at the 5th Conference of the Regulating for Decent Work Network, International Labour Office Geneva, Switzerland, July 3-5, 2017.
- Scheper, Christian, “Labour Networks under Supply Chain Capitalism: The Politics of the Bangladesh Accord, Development & Change” (manuscript accepted for publication 2017) (Forthcoming).
- Johannes, Norpoth, and Christian Scheper, “Practices of Legality in Transnational Labour Regulation: The Case of the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.” Paper accepted for the for the panel: Global Labour Rights and Sustainable Development through Global Supply Chains? EADI Nordic Conference 2017, Bergen, 21-23 August).
- Samira, Manzur, Drusilla Brown, Jette Steen Knudsen, and Elizabeth Remick, “After Rana Plaza: From Building Safety to Social Dialogue.” (May 2, 2017).
- Donaghey, Jimmy, and Juliane Reinecke, “When Industrial Democracy meets Corporate Social Responsibility – A Comparison of the Bangladesh Accord and Alliance as responses to the Rana Plaza disaster.” British Journal of Industrial Relations (2017) (Forthcoming).
- Ark, Manpreet, Mazharul Islam, Jeff Kenner, Brecht Lein, and Katrina Peake, The integration of EU development, trade and human rights policies. Work Package 9, Deliverable 4, September 30, 2016 [includes case study on Bangladesh].
- Sinkovics, Noemi, Samia Ferdous Hoque, Rudolf R. Sinkovics, “Rana Plaza collapse aftermath: are CSR compliance and auditing pressures effective?” Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal 29, no. 4 (2016): 617 – 649.
- Aizawa, Motoko, Salil Tripathi, “Beyond Rana Plaza: Next Steps for the Global Garment Industry and Bangladeshi Manufacturers.” Business and Human Rights Journal 1, no. 1 (2016): 145-151.
- Sabrina Zajak, Institutional layering and the emerging power of labour in Bangladesh, paper presented at the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology, Panel: Silos or Synergies? Can Labor Build Effective Alliances with Other Global Social Movements, Vienna, July 10-14, 2016.
- Berliner, Daniel, Anne Greenleaf, Milli Lake, and Jennifer Noveck, “Building Capacity, Building Rights? State Capacity and Labor Rights in Developing Countries.” World Development 72 (2015), 127–139. [cf. also their book: Labour Rights and International Supply Chains: Aligning Rights and Incentives, Edward Elgar, 2015]
- Reinecke, Juliane, and Jimmy Donaghey, “The ‘Accord for Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh’ in Response to the Rana Plaza Disaster.” In Global Governance of Labour Rights, edited by Axel Marx, Jan Wouters, Glenn Rayp, and Laura Beke, 257-277. Edward Elgar 2015.
- van der Heijden, Paul, and Ruben Zandvliet, “Enforcement of Fundamental Labor Rights. The Network Approach: Closing Governance Gaps in Law-Wage Manufacturing Industries”, The Hague Institute for Global Justice, Social Justice Expertise Center, Policy Brief 12, September 2014.
External Legal Contributions:
- Backer, Larry Catá, “Theorizing Regulatory Governance Within its Ecology: The Structure of Management in an Age of Globalization.” December 2016.
- Rühmkorf, Andreas, Corporate Social Responsibility, Private Law and Global Supply Chains. Cheltenham/Northampton: Edward Elgar, 2015.
- Backer, Larry Catá, “Are Supply Chains Transnational Legal Orders? What We Can Learn From the Rana Plaza Factory Building Collapse.” UC Irvine Journal of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law 1 (2015).
- Rubya, Tamanna, “The Ready-Made Garment Industry: An Analysis of Bangladesh’s Labor Law Provisions after the Savar Tragedy.” Brooklyn Journal of International Law 40, no. 2 (2015): 685-718.
- Evans, Benjamin A., “Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh: An International Response to Bangladesh Labor Conditions.” North Carolina Journal of International Law 40, no. 2 (2015): 597-627.
- Ter Haar, Beryl and Maarten Keune, “One Step Forward or more window-dressing? A Legal Analysis of Recent CSR Initiatives in the Garment Industry in Bangladesh.” International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations 30, no. 1 (2014): 5-26.
- Anner, Mark, Jennifer Bair, and Jeremy Blasi, “Toward Joint Liability in Global Supply Chains: Addressing the Root Causes of Labor Violations in International Sub-Contracting Networks.” Comparative Labour Law & Policy Journal 35, no. 1 (2013): 1-43.
- Kibria, Ashiq Mahmud Bin Gholam, Sabrina Matin, and Rehana Sharmin, “Impact of GSP Cut: The Case of RMG Sector in Bangladesh”, World Journal of Social Sciences 6, no. 1 (2016): 20-31.
- Khan, Md Omar Bin Harun, “Economic Impact of Rana Plaza Collapse.” International Journal of Social, Behavioral, Educational, Economic, Business and Industrial Engineering 10, no. 2 (2016): 594-600.
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