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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 clarifies expectations of business to prevent and remediate harmful impacts on people and planet

June 2018

This week the OECD launched its new Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct (the Guidance). Due diligence has emerged as the fundamental and essential behaviour expected of any responsible business. The 2011 revision of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines) and the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs) raised the expectation of due diligence by companies to an international consensus. Until now, however, there was no agreement over what due diligence really means.

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The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct

The OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct
June 2018 J. Wilde Ramsing, D. Justice, Amnesty International

A briefing for civil society organisations on the strongest elements for use in advocacy

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Blog: the new OECD Due Diligence Guidance on Responsible Business Conduct

June 2018

Due diligence has emerged as the fundamental and essential behavior expected of any responsible business. The 2011 revision of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (OECD Guidelines), which incorporated concepts from the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs), made a major contribution to raising the expectation of due diligence by companies to an international consensus. The problem is that there is no agreement over what due diligence really means.

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The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines

The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines
June 2018 J. Wilde Ramsing, M.G. Ingrams

Understanding NCP cases concluded in 2017 through the lens of remedy

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The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines

June 2018

The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Guidelines) have unique potential to strengthen the global system of corporate governance and provide access to remedy for the victims of corporate misconduct. But how effective were NCP in terms of providing effective access to remedy in 2017? OECD Watch is today releasing a briefing paper which explores this question: “The State of Remedy under the OECD Guidelines, Understanding NCP cases completed in 2017 through the lens of remedy”.

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