July 1, 2014
Dr Alexandra Dobson, Reader in Law and Director of the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre (BARC) at the University of South Wales, gives her expert comment on the inquiry into the Gleision Mining tragedy.
March 7, 2014
Alexandra Dobson specialises in criminal law, and has a particular interest in corporate manslaughter and corporate homicide. She founded the Business Accountability and Responsibility Centre in 2009. Alexandra recently visited Dhaka and saw for herself the extent of the devastation at the factory sites.
This article was part of an International Women’s Day feature. You can read all the features here
The price that female garment workers in Bangladesh pay to support their families is tragically high. Women and girls, often from impoverished rural areas in Bangladesh, move to the capital city, Dhaka, in search of a better life for themselves and their families. They spend long hours at their sewing machines, earning on average around £30 a month but as they do so they are exposed to some of the most dangerous working conditions possible.