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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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Effective NCPs now! Remedy is the reason

Effective NCPs now! Remedy is the reason
November 2017

OECD Watch has launched a campaign to improve the effectiveness of national contact points (NCPs) of the OECD so that the NCP system can provide access to remedy for victims of business related human right violations. All governments that adhere to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises have made a binding commitment to establish effective NCPs. We ask these governments now to honour their commitments.

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OECD Watch Submission to Australian NCP for its 2017 Review

OECD Watch Submission to Australian NCP for its 2017 Review
August 2017

Submission of OECD Watch for the 2017 Review of the Australian National Contact Point. The 2017 Review is an independent review commissioned by the Foreign Investment Division within Australia’s Treasury, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the current ANCP structure and location within the government. OECD Watch provided this submission as part of the consultation process with recommendations as how to improve the ANCP’s structure, along with its functioning and operations, so that the ANPC is in accordance with the core criteria of the OECD Guidelines. The submission was made on 20 July 2017.

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OECD Watch Submission to the 2017 Peer Review of the U.S. NCP

OECD Watch Submission to the 2017 Peer Review of the U.S. NCP
July 2017

Submission of OECD Watch for the peer review process of the U.S. 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 July 2017.

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