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NGO vs. Mining company operating in the DRC

Case overview

Date filed 17 May 2005
Current status Rechazado
Issue Mining in conflict-affected zones in the DRC
Summary of the case In May 2005 the Swiss NCP received a request for review from an NGO a multinational enterprise had breached many provisions of the Guidelines in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Specifically it was alleged that the company provided logistical support to mining operations in conflict-affected zones in the country.
Developments/Outcome The Swiss NCP concluded the specific instance as, after investigating the request, it found that the issues raised were not in any relevant way related to a Swiss-based company or to the OECD Guidelines.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Industrias extractivas / Sector minero, Conflicto violento

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Switzerland
NCP address Holzikofenweg 36 CH-3003 Berne, Switzerland
NCP website www.seco.admin.ch
Other NCPs involved

Complainant

ONG

Company Information

Company responsible Mining company operating in the DRC
Company address
Company website
Company in violation
Country of operations Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
17 May 2005 National Contact Point Switzerland desestimar The Swiss NCP concluded the specific instance as, after investigating the request, it found that the issues raised were not in any relevant way related to a Swiss-based company or to the OECD Guidelines.  

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