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“Judicial mechanisms are the backbone of the remedy system, non-judicial the fingertips”

“Judicial mechanisms are the backbone of the remedy system, non-judicial the fingertips”

Dec 04, 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

Six secrets to success: Analysis of key success factors for remedy in the case of DRC workers vs. Heineken at the Dutch NCP

Dec 03, 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

OECD Watch explains the “Remedy is the Reason” campaign to NCPs in Geneva

Nov 28, 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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Civil society watchdog challenges Australian government’s handling of complaint about human rights abuses at Manus Island asylum centre

Civil society watchdog challenges Australian government’s handling of complaint about human rights abuses at Manus Island asylum centre

Nov 24, 2017

Today, the OECD Watch network has submitted the first-ever appeal to the OECD’s Investment Committee challenging the Australian National Contact Point’s (NCP) handling of a complaint filed against the security firm G4S Australia Pty Ltd, which ran the Australian asylum centre, Manus Island, in Papua New Guinea. OECD Watch criticizes the Australian NCP for not being accessible and impartial in this case. Australia has failed to fulfil its obligations under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines). This action marks the launch of OECD Watch’s campaign for effective NCPs so that victims of corporate violations can have effective access to remedy.

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The G7/G20 BHR Task Force have called upon the G20 to strengthen the effectiveness of National Contact Points

Mar 28, 2017

OECD Watch, along with members of the Business and Human Rights Task Force, have submitted a letter calling upon the G20 Employment Working Group to do more to further promote supply chain transparency and due diligence.

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A “4x10” plan for why and how to unlock the potential of the OECD Guidelines

A “4x10” plan for why and how to unlock the potential of the OECD Guidelines

Jun 03, 2016

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, OECD Watch publishes a “4 x 10” bullet-point plan highlighting four key features that give the Guidelines the potential to help ensure businesses behave responsibly. It also includes ten actions that governments must take to unlock that potential and to advance their legally binding obligations to further the effectiveness of the Guidelines

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