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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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Alliance Sud claims that 'Swiss NCP lags behind'

January 2013

Michel Egger critically analyses the Swiss NCP, pointing at several weak points of this NCP in comparison to other NCPs.

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OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update November 2012

OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update November 2012
November 2012

The highlights of this Quarterly Case Update include 11 new OECD Guidelines complaints filed against among others Panasonic, Statkraft, ASR, POSCO, Shell, Michelin, Pöyry, Excellon Resources, BHP Billiton and AES Sonel. Mediation is ongoing in cases involving George Forrest International, Barrick Gold Papua New Guinea and ArcelorMittal. Moreover, the UK NCP issues final statement after successful mediation process between the LEAD Group and Xstrata. Cases against UCM and J-Power in US coal mining case have been rejected by the US and Japanese NCP and the UK NCP concludes BHP Billiton Mozal smelter case, determining that the company did not violate the Guidelines.

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Dutch NCP organises stakeholder meeting 28 November

November 2012

The Dutch NCP organises a broad stakeholder meeting on 28 November 2012. During the meeting participants will be informed about the activities of the NCP and developments around the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Specific discussion will be dedicated to the issues around freedom of association when doing business internationally. The NCP invites intested parties to attend this stakeholder meeting.

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Cambodians file complaint with U.S. government against Domino Sugar Parent

October 2012

Today, two hundred and seven families from Sre Ambel District in Koh Kong Province, Cambodia whose land was forcibly seized for a sugar plantation and factory have turned to the U.S. Government to help mediate the longrunning dispute with the exclusive purchaser of the tainted sugar, Yonkers, New York-based American Sugar Refining (ASR). The villagers seek the U.S. Government’s assistance in settling a land dispute that has caused severe economic and social impacts to hundreds of families since powerful and well-connected companies and politicians confiscated their land through two controversial Economic Land Concessions in 2006.

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Groups File OECD Guidelines’ Complaint Against Korean Steel Giant POSCO And Financing Pension Funds For Environmental And Human Rights Concerns In India

October 2012

Orissa, India, 9 October 2012 – Lok Shakti Abhiyan, an Indian organization representing a broad civil society movement and supporting coalitions in S. Korea, Netherlands, and Norway filed complaints with the S. Korean, Dutch, and Norwegian governments today. The complaint concerns POSCO’s failure to seek to prevent human rights abuses and carry out comprehensive human rights and environmental studies for its proposed iron mine and steelworks plant in the State of Odisha, India in violation of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines).

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