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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 explains the “Remedy is the Reason” campaign to NCPs in Geneva

November 2017

During the second day of the 6th annual UN Forum on Business and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, OECD Watch held an informal meeting with the NCPs of 12 countries: Norway, Austria, U.K., U.S.A, Finland, Belgium, France, Italy, Sweden, Israel, Poland, and Denmark.

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Advancing and Strengthening the OECD National Contact Point Peer Review Process

Advancing and Strengthening the OECD National Contact Point Peer Review Process
November 2017

Accountability Counsel, the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable and OECD Watch, are conducting research to evaluate the National Contact Point (NCP) peer review process and identify opportunities for improvement.  In order to inform discussions on this topic during the 2017 United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights, this report provides the preliminary results of our research into the Belgian, Danish, Italian and Swiss NCP peer reviews.  In early 2018, a final report will be published, which will also include analysis into the French and German NCP peer reviews upon their finalization.

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Submission of OECD Watch for the 2017 Peer Review of the Austrian NCP

Submission of OECD Watch for the 2017 Peer Review of the Austrian NCP
November 2017

The submission outlines ways in which the NCP can advance the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprise and serve as a platform for resolving complaints related to corporate misconduct. The submission was made on 21 November 2017. Read more >

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Civil society watchdog challenges Australian government’s handling of complaint about human rights abuses at Manus Island asylum centre

November 2017

Today, the OECD Watch network has submitted the first-ever appeal to the OECD’s Investment Committee challenging the Australian National Contact Point’s (NCP) handling of a complaint filed against the security firm G4S Australia Pty Ltd, which ran the Australian asylum centre, Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. OECD Watch criticizes the Australian NCP for not being accessible and impartial in this case. Australia has failed to fulfil its obligations under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines). This action marks the launch of OECD Watch’s campaign for effective NCPs so that victims of corporate violations can have effective access to remedy.

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