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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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“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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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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