The European Parliament has passed a resolution calling on the Bangladeshi government to act to address ongoing human rights abuses. The resolution calls on the government to address the crackdown on freedom of expression, extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, excessive use of force, and anti-union discrimination.
In particular, the resolution calls on the government to keep the conditions set out by the Accord, which was set to be expelled from Bangladesh on 30 November 2018, but has been granted one more week to continue operations. The Bangladesh Accord was set up in response to the Rana Plaza disaster in 2013, which killed over 1000 garment factory workers. It is an independent agreement set up to ensure safety measures are upheld in these factories.