Rana Plaza ten years on: Lessons for human rights and business

April 21, 2023

It’s been 10 years since the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, which killed 1,134 people and injured thousands more, most of whom were working in factories supplying clothing for international brands. What did we learn from this disaster about how businesses and governments can better protect the rights of workers? How have business and human rights interventions that followed the disaster fallen short? What still needs to happen to better protect workers in global supply chains? Click here to read a briefing paper, co-authored by Chowdhury Center Director, Dr. Sanchita B. Saxena, which examines the impact of the disaster and the steps taken since.