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NGIL Action Council and Jananeethi vs. Nitta Gelatin, NGIL

Case overview

Date filed 22 December 2020
Current status Presentado
Issue Nitta Gelatin and NGIL harm health, polute river in Kerala
Summary of the case On 22 December 2020, Nitta Gelatin India Limited Action Council and Jananeethi filed a specific instance against Nitta Gelatin Inc. and Nitta Gelatin India Limited (NGIL) at the Japanese NCP[s]. The complaint concerns activities of Nitta Gelatin Inc, through Nitta Gelatin India Limited in Kathikudam, Kerala in India in relation to the environmental and human rights impacts of NGIL’s gelatin production operations. The complainants allege that NGIL’s operations have resulted in deterioration of public health, and severe contamination of the Chalakudy River which is the primary source of drinking and agricultural water for people residing near the river. Complainants are seeking mediation from the Japanese NCP. They seek a mediation that results in an acknowledgement of the impact of NGIL’s operations on the environment and local community; ensures that Nitta Gelatin Inc and NGIL provide compensation to people affected as a result of NGIL’s operations; and an assurance from Nitta Gelatin Inc that its Indian arm NGIL will comply with the directions set out by the National Green Tribunal in India as per its 2017 order.
Developments/Outcome
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Los derechos humanos, Medio Ambiente, Procedimientos judiciales paralelos

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Japan
NCP address Tokyo, Japan
NCP website http://www.mofa.go.jp/mofaj/gaiko/oecd/
Other NCPs involved

Complainants

Company Information

Company responsible Nitta Gelatin, Inc
Company address
Company website
Company in violation Nitta Gelatin India Limited
Country of operations
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
22 December 2020 .Nitta Gelatin India Limited Action Council Complaint filed at Japanese NCP download pdf (430Kb)  

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