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Published on Monday, 15 February 2016

Row erupts about Bangladesh garment production

Written by Brett Mathews

Workers eat lunch in the stairwell of a factory in Dhaka. NYU Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights/Nayantara Banerje

NEW YORK - A public spat has broken out in the US between two leading academic institutions which are offering wildly different opinions as to how many garment factories are currently producing for the export market in Bangladesh. The NYU Stern Centre for Business and Human Rights claims there are more than 7,000, however, the Penn State Centre for Global Workers' Rights has now claimed the Stern's database is inflated by "at least two thousand factories."


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