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OECD Watch is a global network of civil society organisations with more than 100 members in 55 countries. We are made up of a diverse range of organisations – from human rights to environmental and development organisations, from grassroots groups to large, international NGOs. We are bound together by our commitment to ensure that business activity contributes to sustainable development and poverty eradication; that corporations are held accountable for their actions around the globe; that governments fulfil their duty to protect human rights; and that the victims of business-related abuse receive remedy.


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OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update June 2012

OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update June 2012
June 2012 J. Wilde Ramsing, V. Sandjojo

The highlights of this Quarterly Case Update include new OECD Guidelines complaints filed against Excellon Resources, Compagnie Minière de Sud Katanga and. BHP Billitons subsidiary Minera Escondida. Additionally, Centerra Gold responds to the complaint filed by Canadian and Mongolian NGOs regarding human rights and environmental violations in Mongolia and the Luxembourgean NCP, with the support of the Dutch NCP, hosted a meeting between Friends of the Earth and ArcelorMittal to discuss the terms and procedures for the mediation.The UK NCP rejects the complaint against TetraBOOST in the leaded gasoline case, but the complainants disagree with the NCP's logic for rejecting the case.

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New Quarterly Case Update June 2012 available

June 2012

The June 2012 update of new cases filed, pending and recently concluded or rejected cases, and current case statistics is now available.

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OECD Watch hosts capacity building seminar in Senegal

June 2012

OECD Watch and Lumière Synergie Developpement, a Senegalese CSO and member of the Coordination Committee of OECD Watch, have organized a capacity building workshop on May 24 and 25 2012 in Dakar, Senegal to engage with representatives of key NGOs in Senegal and the West African region.

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OECD Watch and CEDHA organise side event during Rio+20 summit

June 2012

On the 16th of June from 15:30 - 17:00 OECD Watch and its Coordination Committee CEDHA from Argentina will organize a side event at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

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Best Practices: Comparing National Contact Points

March 2012

European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) carried out a comparison “peer review” based on its OECD Guidelines complaints against 7 cotton traders from France, Germany, Switzerland and the United Kingdom for knowingly profiting from (forced) child labour in the Uzbek cotton industry.

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