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[PDF] Fit for Purpose? A Review of the UK National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises 2008

This report by RAID reflects the views and experiences of UK-based NGOs and unions about the work of the UK National Contact Point for the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in giving effect to the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises... While the NCP mechanism is not a substitute for judicial processes that can establish civil and criminal liability, it does have the potential to contribute towards an improvement in the standards of behaviour of companies...Whatever the successes and limitations of the UK NCP there is one crucial area that will always remain beyond its powers and scope: access to a remedy. [refers to cases submitted to the UK NCP regarding companies including: Binani, Roan Antelope Mining Company Zambia (RAMCOZ), Anglo American, Konkola Mining Company (KCM), BP, British American Tobacco (BAT), De Beers, Oryx Natural Resources, Avient, Das Air, Tremalt, Bredenkamp, Alex Stewart Assayers, Ridgepointe Overseas Developments, A. Knight International, GSL (part of Group 4 Securicor), Coats Plc, PSA Peugeot, Unilever, Hindustan Lever (part of Unilever), Group 4 Securicor, Afrimex]

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