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OECD Watch is an international network of civil society organisations promoting corporate accountability. The purpose of OECD Watch is to inform the wider NGO community about policies and activities of the OECD's Investment Committee and to test the effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. 


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OECD Watch Statement on the 2017 G7 Summit

May 2017

Ahead of the 2017 G7 Summit to be held from 26-27 May in Taormina, Italy, OECD Watch urges G7 leaders to build on prior commitments to promote responsible business conduct.

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Case study: Posco’s Odisha Project

Case study: Posco’s Odisha Project
May 2017 Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

This case study focuses on a protracted conflict between Korean steel giant POSCO, and communities affected by a proposed steel plant in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

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Case study: Tribal claims against the Vedanta Bauxite Mine in Niyamgiri, India

Case study:  Tribal claims against the Vedanta Bauxite Mine in Niyamgiri, India
May 2017 Shelley Marshall, Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

This case study provides an examination of the interaction between international and local judicial and non-judicial redress mechanisms in the work of the Dongria Kondh and Kutia Kondh to protect their land rights and the environment.

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OECD National Contact Points

OECD National Contact Points
May 2017 Shelley Marshall

A 2016 report that examines the efforts to gain redress in practice by looking at the general performance effectiveness of National Contact Points (NCPs).  The report provides a detail overview of the Australian and UK NCPs and considers two human rights related specific instances filed with the NCPs- the POSCO case and the Vedanta case . The report was written by Dr. Shelley Marshall of Monash University as part of the Non-Judicial Human Rights Redress Mechanisms Project.

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Threatening not for profits undermines OECD principles

May 2017

This year I was threatened as a result of my work. Although not for the first time, this is the strongest intimidation I’ve received so far. Some of those who heard the threat relayed it to me. It came from a senior Congolese official and went along the lines of 'if she comes back here [to DRC] I’ll have her arrested'.

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