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[PDF] Submission to OECD Consultation between Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and Members of the OECD’s Working Party on Export Credits and Credit Guarantees (ECG)

Author: Danish Institute for Human Rights, French National Consultative Commission on Human Rights and German Institute for Human Rights, Published on: 19 November 2013

The NHRIs of France, Germany and Denmark identify the following main issues of concern regarding the consistency of actions of the Working Party and national export credit agencies with the requirements of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights...i. Integration of human rights...How is respect for human rights being effectively integrated as an evaluative criterion for ECA-sponsored activities...ii. Improving transparency. Transparency is prerequisite to accountability of state and private sector duty bearers to human rights standards, but is currently lacking in relation to export-credit supported activities...iii. Grievance mechanisms: What steps are the Working Party and national authorities taking to meet the requirement for effective mechanisms to provide a remedy for any complaints relating to ECA-sponsored activities...Further detail regarding each of these issues is provided below, along with the ICC’s recommendations in relation to each...

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