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ForUM vs Aker Kværner ASA

Aperçu de la plainte

Date de soumission 20 June 2005
Statut actuel Concluded
Thème Aker Kværner's involvement in Guantánamo Bay prisons
Résumé de la plainte ForUM’s complaint alleges that Aker Kværner ASA, through its wholly owned subsidiary Kværner Process Services Inc. (KPSI), has breached the Guidelines’ human rights provision at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

In 2001, KPSI’s activities were expanded to include the building and maintenance of facilities for the incarceration of captives taken during military operations in, among other places, Afghanistan.

The complainants contend that Aker Kværner and KPSI are contributing to a prison system that abuses international law and core human rights.

Développements/Résultat The NCP met jointly with the complainants and company in September and October 2005 and issued a statement the following November reprimanding the company and noting, “the activities that the company has carried out can be said, at least partly, to have affected the inmates of the prison”.

The NCP further concluded, “Aker Kværner could have delivered a great deal more documentation without compromising customer confidentiality” and “strongly encouraged” the company to draw up guidelines for ethical behaviour.

Aker Kværner has ceased its operations at Guantanamo Bay. The official reason given was the company lost its contract with the US Department of Defense.

The complainants were pleased with the outcome.
Principes directeurs de l'OCDE concernés
Mots-clés concernant les plaintes Les droits de l'homme

Données sur le PCN

Nom du PCN National Contact Point Norway
Coordonnées du PCN Oslow 0032, Norway
Site web du PCN http://www.regjeringen.no/nb/dep/ud/tema/norgesfremme-og-kultursamarbeid.html?id=434499
Autres PCN impliqués

Plaignant(e)

ONG

Données sur l'entreprise

Entreprise responsable Aker Kværner ASA
Coordonnées de l'entreprise PO Box 169
1325 Lysaker Oslo
Norway
Site web de l'entreprise
Entreprise en violation Kværner Process Services Inc
Pays où se déroulent les opérations Cuba
Autre entreprises impliquées

Calendrier des dévelopements

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Date Acteur Action Description Document
29 November 2005 National Contact Point Norway statement The NCP issued a statement reprimanding the company and noting that "the activities that the company has carried out can be said, at least partly, to have affected the inmates of the prison." The NCP further conculded that "Aker Kværner could have delivered a great deal more documentation without compromising customer confidentiality" and "strongly encouraged" the company to draw up guidelines for ethical behaviour. The complainants are very happy with the statement. téléchargez le document pdf (26Kb)  
20 June 2005 Forum for Environment and Development file Complaint filed with Norwegian NCP.  

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