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Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD advice on role of OECD & National Contact Points for compensating victims of Rana Plaza building collapse

Author: I. Zeldenrust J. Wilde Ramsing Drew, K, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD and OECD Watch, Published on: 7 July 2014

"Compensating the Victims of Rana Plaza - What Role for the OECD and the National Contact Points?" June 2014

Ministers…in line with the State duty to protect against business-related human rights abuses, which includes providing access to effective remedy…should…make a statement setting out their collective commitment to work with brands linked to Rana Plaza, as well as brands with significant ties to Bangladesh, to resolve the funding crisis and meet the Trust Fund target…The European Commission and the United States should use the upcoming one year anniversary…of the eu-bangladesh-united states “sustainability compact for continuous improvements in labour rights and factory safety in the ready Made Garment and Knitwear Industry in bangladesh” and the review of its accompanying ‘roadmap’…NCPs as State-based non-judicial grievance mechanisms should be capable of providing access to effective remedy… further… effectiveness of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises… Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct should…Ensure that the planned proactive agenda project on Human rights Due Diligence in the Textile and Garment sector avoids replicating the failed corporate auditing of the past. 

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