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#Bangladesh: New law must outlaw all marriages involving children, say MEPs

#Bangladesh: New law must outlaw all marriages involving children, say MEPs

MEPs note with concern the adoption of the Child Marriage Restraint Act, which has loopholes providing for “legal authorisation for child marriage” in Bangladesh, the country with the highest rate of child marriage in Asia. The Act allows exceptions to the minimum age of marriage of 18 for women and 21 for men to be […]

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#RareDiseaseDay: Rare diseases – looking better in genes

#RareDiseaseDay: Rare diseases – looking better in genes

| February 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

28 February is Rare Disease Day. The European Commission defines rare diseases as any disease affecting fewer than five people in 10,000, writes European Alliance for Personalised Medicine (EAPM) Executive Director Denis Horgan. Figures estimate that, today in the EU, 5-8000 distinct rare diseases affect 6-8% of the population – that’s between 27-36 million people. […]

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Result of votes from Wednesday (29 April) in plenary

Result of votes from Wednesday (29 April) in plenary

The result of all the votes from 29 April in plenary are available here. €1 billion for Youth Employment Initiative in 2015 EU’s new technology institute and projects must clarify 2013 accounts, say MEPs Migration: Parliament calls for urgent measures to save lives Alcoholic drinks should state calorie content, say MEPs More must be done […]

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Bangladesh: Has situation improved two years after Rana Plaza disaster?

Bangladesh: Has situation improved two years after Rana Plaza disaster?

Relatives of Rana Plaza victims hold photos of their loved ones. @Rohat Ali Rajib The Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh collapsed two years ago today (24 April), claiming the lives of more than 1,100 people. The tragedy highlighted the human cost of cheap clothing. On 29 April MEPs vote on a resolution on the progress […]

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RMG sector in Bangladesh: One year on from tragic Rana Plaza collapse

RMG sector in Bangladesh: One year on from tragic Rana Plaza collapse

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

The ready made garment (RMG) industry of Bangladesh came under global focus last year, but under very tragic circumstances. Just a month ago was the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse when more than 1,100 people were killed and 2,500 were injured when a garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed. Ismat Jahan, the Bangladesh […]

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Opinion: Pending verdicts reaffirm value of Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal

Opinion: Pending verdicts reaffirm value of Bangladesh War Crimes Tribunal

| June 23, 2014 | 1 Comment

By Tureen Afroz Soon the world will learn the fates of some of history’s most notorious war criminals — two men who are finally facing justice for their role in the 1971 genocide unleashed by Pakistan on Bangladesh, as that country fought for its independence.   These men – Motiur Rahman Nizami and Delwar Hossain […]

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Statement by Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner László Andor on first anniversary of Rana Plaza garment factory disaster

Statement by Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Commissioner László Andor on first anniversary of Rana Plaza garment factory disaster

“One year ago, the world was shocked by the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh. More than 1,100 people lost their lives in this terrible accident and thousands more were injured. One year later, many victims are still struggling with long-term injuries and waiting for compensation from the trust fund established […]

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