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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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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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OECD Watch submission to the 2017 Peer Review of the French NCP

OECD Watch submission to the 2017 Peer Review of the French NCP
March 2017 OECD Watch

Submission of OECD Watch for the peer review process of the French National Contact Point (NCP). 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 in March 2017.

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OECD Watch submission to the 2017 Peer Review of the French NCP

March 2017

Submission of OECD Watch for the peer review process of the French National Contact Point (NCP).

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