More speakers, including NTUF president Rafiq Baloch, Miriam Saage of ECCHR
, Liana Foxvog of Clean Cloth Campaign, Abdul Aziz of ABFFA, Bashir Shakir of Pakistan Textile Federation, Niaz Khan of Carpet Workers Union and Riaz Abbasi of NTUF also regretted that all this is happening despite the ILO conventions, GSP Plus and Global Framework Agreements.
Those spoke included National Trade Union Federation President Rafiq Baloch, Deputy General Secretary Nasir Mansoor, People's Labour Bureau Habibuddin Junaidi, ECCHR
Miriam Saage, Clean Cloth Campaign Liana Foxvog, PILER Karamat Ali, Baldia Association Abdul Aziz and Saeeda Khatoon, Pakistan Textile Federation Bashir Shakir, Carpet Workers Union Niaz Khan, NTUF Sindh President Gul Rahman and General Secretary Riaz Abbasi, ILO representative Zaheer Arif, Joint Labour Director Ashraf Ali Naqbi, Liaquat Maqsi from Karachi Water and Sewerage Board and others.
claimed that the meeting violated an EU travel ban that was put in place against Mamlouk in May 2011.
"The activities of Lafarge in Syria, in a context where extremely violent crimes had been committed -- even right outside the factory -- are a perfect illustration of how multinationals can feed conflicts," Miriam Saage-Maass who serves as ECCHR
legal director stated.
"Those who commit, order or allow torture should be brought before a court 6 this is especially true for senior officials from powerful nations," said ECCHR
's General Secretary Wolfgang Kaleck (https://www.ecchr.eu/en/our_work/international-crimes-and-accountability/u-s-accountability/germany.html) on the group's website .
In December 2014, the ECCHR
wrote a letter to the German Justice Ministry, calling on Justice Minister Heiko Maas to work toward getting compensation for al-Masri.
Lawyers at the Berlin-based ECCHR
have been litigating against American military and civilian officials over alleged illegal interrogation policies on behalf of Iraqi and Guantanamo detainees who suffered torture and other crimes while in US detention.
"There is a stark difference between the public statements of Lidl and the factual working conditions in the factories," Miriam Saage-Mass, programme director at ECCHR
Wolfgang Kaleck is co-founder and general secretary of the "European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights" (ECCHR
) in Berlin.
Centerlaw also filed a Motion for Leave to File Petition for Intervention on behalf of the European Commission on Human Rights (ECCHR
The Secretary-General of the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR
), Wolfgang Kaleck, said, "With the current communication to the ICC we want to move forward the criminal prosecution against those political and military leaders in the UK who bear the most responsibility for systematic torture in Iraq." The formal complaint, The Responsibility of UK Officials for War Crimes Involving Systematic Detainee Abuse in Iraq from 2003-2008, was lodged by Public Interest Lawyers (PIL) and the ECCHR
with the ICC's Office of the Prosecutor.
The matter arose last year from a criminal complaint presented by the European Center of Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR