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, engage with various stakeholders, including U.S. embassies, and respond to many of the recommendations contained in the Board’s 2014 report. 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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