Guideline: Chapter I Paragraph 2

Description Obeying domestic laws is the first obligation of enterprises. The Guidelines are not a substitute for nor should they be considered to override domestic law and regulation. While the Guidelines extend beyond the law in many cases, they should not and are not intended to place an enterprise in situations where it faces conflicting requirements. However, in countries where domestic laws and regulations conflict with the principles and standards of the Guidelines, enterprises should seek ways to honour such principles and standards to the fullest extent which does not place them in violation of domestic law.

15 cases relating to 'Chapter I Paragraph 2':

Title Issue Date filed Status
ATUMA & former employees v. Unilever Non-payment of severance for former Unilever workers in DRC 12 April 2018 Pending
Friends of the Earth Japan and WALHI vs. Marubeni Impacts from the Cirebon Coal Power Plant in Indonesia 23 May 2017 Pending
Friends of the Earth Japan and WALHI vs. JERA Impacts from the Cirebon Coal Power Plant in Indonesia 23 May 2017 Pending
Leaders of Paguyuban UKPWR vs ITOCHU HR violations at ITOCHU & J-Power's power plant in Indonesia 29 July 2015 Pending
Leaders of Paguyuban UKPWR vs J-Power HR violations at ITOCHU & J-Power's power plant in Indonesia 29 July 2015 Pending
ELSAM et all. vs. Holcim Indonesia Holcim’s complicity in HR abuses and conflict in Indonesia 19 March 2015 Concluded
Crude Accountability et al. vs. British Gas Environmental, health & HR violations by KPO in Kazakhstan 6 June 2013 Concluded
Crude Accountability et al. vs. ENI Environmental, health & HR violations by KPO in Kazakhstan 6 June 2013 Concluded
Crude Accountability et al. vs. Chevron Environmental, health & HR violations by KPO in Kazakhstan 6 June 2013 Concluded
Swedwatch vs. Electrolux Anti-union measures by Electrolux in Thailand 9 April 2013 Rejected
Swedwatch vs. Mölnlycke Anti-union measures by Mölnlycke in Thailand 9 April 2013 Rejected
SEW and Stroitel vs. Barclays Shell & 3 UK banks link with violations Sakhalin II complex 31 July 2012 Rejected
SEW and Stroitel vs. Royal Bank of Scotland Shell & 3 UK banks link with violations Sakhalin II complex 31 July 2012 Rejected
SEW and Stroitel vs. Standard Chartered Bank Shell & 3 UK banks link with violations Sakhalin II complex 31 July 2012 Rejected
SEW and Stroitel vs. Shell Shell & 3 UK banks link with violations Sakhalin II complex 31 July 2012 Rejected

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