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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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Independent review: Australian NCP among the poorest performing internationally

February 2018

Last year, the Foreign Investment Division within Australia’s ‘Treasury’ department commissioned an independent review of the Australian National Contact Point (NCP) to evaluate its effectiveness. Alex Newton, lawyer and specialist in business and human rights, was appointed to evaluate the Australian NCP’s structure and its role within the government and present recommendations that would help the NCP to comply with the OECD criteria. The review shows that the Australian government needs urgently reform its NCP to regain confidence of civil society.

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Restoring civil society confidence in the UK NCP

February 2018

OECD Watch has sent an open letter to the UK NCP to express its concerns regarding the performance of the NCP. For years, the UK NCP had a reputation as one of the best performing NCPs worldwide. However, since 2011, the UK NCP has steadily lost the confidence of UK civil society, according to the evidence available to us.

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OECD Watch 2016 Evaluation of the Lithuanian NCP

OECD Watch 2016 Evaluation of the Lithuanian NCP
December 2017

This evaluation looks at the Lithuanian National Contact Point and provides recommendations to the Lithuanian government on how to further advance its commitments as outlined in the Council Decision of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The submission was made on 30 August 2016.

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“Judicial mechanisms are the backbone of the remedy system, non-judicial the fingertips”

December 2017

During the opening, “Introduction to Remedy” panel of the 6th annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, SOMO and OECD Watch’s Joseph Wilde-Ramsing got anatomical to describe the relationship between judicial remedy and non-judicial remedy.

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Six secrets to success: Analysis of key success factors for remedy in the case of DRC workers vs. Heineken at the Dutch NCP

December 2017

During a panel discussion at the 6th annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights, in Geneva, Switzerland, representatives of OECD Watch, Heineken, the Dutch NCP, and victims from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) discussed the successful process towards remedy following business-related human rights abuses by Heineken.

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