Graham Dunning QC sitting as arbitrator in Bangladesh “Accord” arbitration with Donald Donovan and Prof Hans Petter Graver

3 November, 2017

On 16th October 2017, the Permanent Court of Arbitration issued a press release on behalf of the tribunal in two arbitrations arising under the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh of May 2013. The Accord is an agreement between global brands and trade unions created in the aftermath of the Rana Plaza building collapse when many lives were lost, to establish a fire and building safety programme for workers in the textile industry in Bangladesh. IndustriALL Global Union and UNI Global Union commenced arbitrations under the Accord and the UNCITRAL Rules of Arbitration 2010 against two global fashion brands in 2016. The press release is available at