Nepal: OECD complaint at US NCP alleges failure of Marriott to conduct adequate human rights due diligence in Kathmandu hotel project; incl. co. comments
The Campaign to Restore Archaeological Kamalpokhari of Thamel filed a complaint against Marriott International regarding its involvement with Chhaya Center in Kathmandu with the US National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines within the US Department of State. The Complex is constructed on communal Guthi (trust) lands – traditionally holding a holy pond and its surrounding structures and lands – of the local indigenous Pradhan Newars following decades of encroachment and unlawful acquisition of those lands.
We invited Marriott International to comment, its response can be found below.