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New Quarterly Case Update available

Summer 2009

OECD Watch Jun 10, 2009

Update of pending and recently concluded or rejected cases, new cases filed and current case statistics.

The recent developments are: Norwegian NCP set to decide on the status of Future in Our Hands’ complaint against Intex Resources for environmental violations relating to the construction of a nickel mine and factory in the Philippines / Korean NCP rejects complaint against Daewoo International and Korea Gas Corporation / Letters and information exchanged by both parties in Makro/SHV Holdings case at Dutch NCP / Irish and Dutch NCPs host talks to resolve the complaint against Shell, Statoil and Marathon Oil for violations in the Corrib Gas project in Ireland / Argentine NCP holds meetings and makes fact-finding visit to community where alleged violations took place in Shell Argentina case; case being held up due to parallel legal procedures / Australian and Swiss NCPs move to close case against Cerrejón Coal; complainants object to the closure as the issues remain unresolved / Complainants in Afrimex case request that the UK government put forward Afrimex and its directors to the UN Sanctions Committee based on UK NCP’s final statement / Attempt at mediation fails in Shell Philippines case; Dutch NCP moves to close case by drafting final statement / Cases against Alcoa/Votorantim (Brazilian NCP), Toyota Motor Corporation (Japanese NCP) and BAE Systems/Airbus S.A.S./Rolls Royce (UK NCP) inactive for several years now considered “blocked” / BTC case has been reviewed by Steering Board review in UK; Italian NCP has begun the initial assessmen.

New cases filed: Skanska withdraws from NCP process in Argentinean gas pipeline case; CIPCE files new case / ForUM and Friends of the Earth Norway file complaint against Cermaq ASA for unsustainable production, bad employment conditions and human rights violations in Canada and Chile / Survival International files complaint against Vedanta Resources for prospective environmental and human rights violations from the construction of a bauxite mine in India; UK NCP accepts case as a specific instance

Attachment FINAL OECD Watch Quarterly Case Update Summer 2009.pdf (Size 206Kb)

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