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New Quarterly Case Update available

Summer 2009

OECD Watch Jun 10, 2009
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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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