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OECD Watch’s online case database contains information on OECD Guidelines cases raised by civil society organisations at National Contact Points. The database contains relevant information about the cases, including the complaint, supporting documents, letters and statements. Some of the information and documentation in the database is sensitive and/or confidential and has been given to OECD Watch in confidence that it will not be distributed further.  OECD Watch strives to ensure that the information in this database is reliable, but ultimately OECD Watch is not responsible for the content. OECD Watch is willing to correct or remove any information that is factually inaccurate. For questions about which documents contain sensitive information, please contact the individuals directly involved in the case.


This database has been built by SOMO with the support of Red Puentes, Milieudefensie (Friends of the Earth Netherlands) and the Northern Alliance for Sustainability (ANPED). The database is maintained and updated by SOMO, with financial support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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

Oct 31, 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

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

Oct 09, 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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French OECD Office Condemns Trade of Products issued from Child Labor as Flagrant Violation of OECD Guidelines

Sep 27, 2012

On Friday, 21 September 2012, the French National Contact Point (NCP) of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) produced its final statement in the Devcot Case, related to the use of forced labor of children and adults for harvesting cotton in Uzbekistan. The NCP held that the trade in goods produced from forced child labor constitutes a flagrant violation of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises but states French firm Devcot S.A. does not supply in violation of the OECD Guidelines

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Complaint Seeks Resettlement and Just Compensation from Royal Dutch Shell and UK Banks for damage caused by Sakhalin II Oil and Gas Project

Complaint Seeks Resettlement and Just Compensation from Royal Dutch Shell and UK Banks for damage caused by Sakhalin II Oil and Gas Project

Jul 31, 2012

Today residents living adjacent to a highly polluting liquefied natural gas (“LNG”) plant and oil and gas export terminals on Sakhalin Island, Russia, filed a complaint against Royal Dutch Shell and three of the largest UK banks: Royal Bank of Scotland (“RBS”), Standard Chartered, and Barclays, for their failure to adhere to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (“OECD”) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the “Guidelines”).

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New Quarterly Case Update June 2012 available

New Quarterly Case Update June 2012 available

Jun 15, 2012

The June 2012 update of new cases filed, pending and recently concluded or rejected cases, and current case statistics is now available.

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