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Submission for U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct

Submission for U.S. National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct
April 2016

As a member of OECD Watch and the U.S. NCP’s Stakeholder Advisory Board, we are encouraged by its recent efforts to improve clarity around the specific instance process,2 engage with various stakeholders, including U.S. embassies, and respond to many of the recommendations contained in the Board’s 2014 report.3 We also commend the U.S. Department of State for allocating additional staff and resources to the U.S. NCP. However, the U.S. NCP still falls short from realizing its obligations. Despite many recent positive changes, it fails to keep step with its counterparts abroad, implement best practice, and provide meaningful and effective access to remedy.

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The Patchwork of Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms

The Patchwork of Non-Judicial Grievance Mechanisms
December 2014 M. van Huijstee, A.M Schuit, K.M.G Genovese

The purpose of this briefing note is to describe the current patchwork of existing non-judicial grievance mechanisms and how they function, identify their limitations, and provide recommendations for improving them.

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Corporate Responsibility Instruments

Corporate Responsibility Instruments
December 2013 M. Theuws, M. van Huijstee

Several international guidelines aim to persuade corporations to take responsibility for the social, ecological and economic consequences of their activities. Three of these instruments form the ‘core set of internationally recognised principles and guidelines regarding Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)’: the 'OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises', the 'United Nations Global Compact' and 'ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility'. This comparison clarifies the similarities and differences between the three instruments. SOMO has developed this comparison to provide civil society organisations with the necessary information so that they can assess whether and how to use these instruments in their work to promote and enforce corporate accountability.

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Case study Dutch NCP 2013

June 2013

This case study contains a complainants perspective on the Dutch NCPs handling of the specific instance submitted by Accountability Counsel on behalf of residents living near the Sakhalin II Prigorodnoye Production Complex: a highly polluting liquefied natural gas plant and oil and gas export terminals on Sakhalin Island in Russia.

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Report “One year after the agreement”

June 2013

This joint report elaborates on the practical experiences with Nideras human rights policy one year after the conclusion of an OECD Guidelines case filed by Dutch and Argentinean NGOs.

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