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29 Nov 2016

Non-judicial grievance mechanisms: 19 reports highlight case studies, analyse redress mechanisms, provide recommendations to co.s & govts.

Package of materials on non-judicial grievance mechanisms by Non-Judicial Human Rights Redress Mechanisms Project including:

10 in depth case studies

...examining harms caused by mining, agribusiness and textile clothing and footwear production in India and Indonesia, and the attempts of communities and workers to pursue some form of remedy through complaints mechanisms, legal cases, long term organizing and shorter term campaigns. This includes case studies of POSCO's Odisha ProjectIndia's Tea Sectorthe Siawan Belida REDD+ ProjectWilmar and Palm Oil GrievancesTribal Claims against the Vedanta Bauxite Mine and RefineryComplaints related to the PT Weda Nickel MineRajasthan Stone QuarriesLeather footwear workers in Tamil NaduForced labour in the Textile and Garment sector in India, and the Global Footwear and Apparel Supply Chains in Indonesia.

5 reports analyzing specific non-judicial redress mechanisms

...including the Compliance Advisor Ombudsman (CAO) of the International Finance Corporation and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and the National Contact Point initiative of the OECD as well as three multi-stakeholder initiatives that provide avenues for redress: the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI), and the Freedom of Association Protocol, an Indonesian based multi-stakeholder initiative with links to major sportswear brands.

2 reports with specific recommendations for Australia and the United Kingdom

...as countries that domicile multinationals and financiers involved in the ten cases studied or have significant supply chain connections with those cases.

2 cross-cutting reports

Beyond the UN's Effectiveness Criteria: 1 report that summarises the lessons for our broader understanding of non-judicial redress mechanisms, and reflects on the UN Guiding Principles Effectiveness Criteria for Non-Judicial Redress Mechanisms.

Civil society guide: 1 guide with lessons and questions for communities, workers, civil society, trade unions and other allies thinking about taking a complaint through a non-judicial redress mechanism