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Case study: Tribal claims against the Vedanta Bauxite Mine in Niyamgiri, India

Case study:  Tribal claims against the Vedanta Bauxite Mine in Niyamgiri, India
May 2017 Shelley Marshall, Samantha Balaton-Chrimes

This case study provides an examination of the interaction between international and local judicial and non-judicial redress mechanisms in the work of the Dongria Kondh and Kutia Kondh to protect their land rights and the environment.

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OECD National Contact Points

OECD National Contact Points
May 2017 Shelley Marshall

A 2016 report that examines the efforts to gain redress in practice by looking at the general performance effectiveness of National Contact Points (NCPs).  The report provides a detail overview of the Australian and UK NCPs and considers two human rights related specific instances filed with the NCPs- the POSCO case and the Vedanta case . The report was written by Dr. Shelley Marshall of Monash University as part of the Non-Judicial Human Rights Redress Mechanisms Project.

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OECD Watch submission to the 2017 Peer Review of the French NCP

OECD Watch submission to the 2017 Peer Review of the French NCP
March 2017 OECD Watch

Submission of OECD Watch for the peer review process of the French 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 March 2017.

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OECD Watch comments on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct and Due Dilligence Companion

OECD Watch comments on the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct and Due Dilligence Companion
February 2017 OECD Watch

Submission of OECD Watch on the OECDs 2.1 Draft General Due Diligence for Responsible Business Conduct and its draft Companion to the Due Diligence Guidance. The submission was provided to the OECD in February 2017 as part of its public consultation process over the draft documents and gives substantive comments and recommendations for additional improvements that are required should the document become an authoritative source of guidance for companies to identify, prevent, mitigate and remediate adverse impacts through Responsible Business Conduct due diligence.

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Canada is back

Canada is back
November 2016 OECD Watch

This November 2016 report provides an assessment of Canadas National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines.  The report assesses the NCPs performance to date, particularly with regard to harm prevention and access to remedy. It examines the NCPs handling of five complaints concerning Canadian corporate misconduct abroad, all of which involved allegations of human rights violations and/or environmental harm associated with the extractive sector, and provides analysis to illustrate the ineffectiveness of the NCP grievance process.  The report was published by Above Ground, MiningWatch Canada and OECD Watch.

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