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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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Succesfull mediation in OECD Guidelines complaint against Cermaq

August 2011

In May 2009 ForUM and Friends of the Earth Norway filed a complaint against Cermaq ASA for multiple breaches of the Guidelines arising from the fish farming and fish feed operations of the company's subsidiary Mainstream. Following the successful conclusion of the mediation process and the joint statement by the complainants and the company the Norwegian NCP concluded the complaint in August 2011.

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Towards pro-active implementation of the OECD Guidelines

August 2011

OECD Watch welcomes the recent update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. This submission is a supplement to the OECD Watch May 2011 statement on the update. The earlier statement details the improvements and shortcomings of the “new” OECD Guidelines. This submission outlines OECD Watch’s vision for effective implementation and enforcement of the updated Guidelines, and elaborates on recent developments among NCPs.

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OECD Watch submission to the 2011 Annual Meeting of NCPs

OECD Watch submission to the 2011 Annual Meeting of NCPs
June 2011

OECD Watch welcomes the recent update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. This submission is a supplement to the OECD Watch May 2011 statement on the update. The earlier statement details the improvements and shortcomings of the “new” OECD Guidelines. This submission outlines OECD Watch’s vision for effective implementation and enforcement of the updated Guidelines, and elaborates on recent developments among NCPs.

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OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update June 2011

OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update June 2011
June 2011 J. Wilde Ramsing, V. Sandjojo, F.L.M. Rijkse

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OECD Watch statement on the update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises

OECD Watch statement on the update of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises
May 2011

The updated OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, adopted on 25 May 2011, introduce important new provisions on human rights, workers and wages, and climate change. OECD Watch's “Statement on the update of the Guidelines” nevertheless concludes that procedural shortcomings remain, and therefore the Guidelines potential to become an effective and credible instrument for corporate accountability remains in question.

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