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A resident from Hungary vs. MNE number one

Case overview

Date filed 23 August 2011
Current status Rejected
Issue Environmental issues in the Netherlands, the UK and the USA
Summary of the case On 23 August 2011, The US and UK NCPs received a request for review from an individual alleging that a US-registered multinational enterprise had breached the general policies, disclosure, human rights, environment, consumer interests, competition, and science and technology provisions of the Guidelines in the US, the Netherlands, and the UK. The individual alleged that they had suffered financial loss as a result of the enterprises' non-conformance with environment standards.

The NCPs agreed that the US NCP would take the lead on the specific instance as the concerns raised therein occurred in the United States.
Developments/Outcome After several exchanges and examination of the documentation provided by the parties, it appeared to the US NCP that the principal motive for the notifier was to obtain a financial settlement, which is beyond the scope of an NCP's responsibilities. The individual also showed a substantial lack of co-operation and misused confidental information obtained via the specific instance process. This undermined the establishment of the environment of trust necessary for facilitating a mediate resolution to a dispute.

On 28 August 2012, the US NCP issued four public statements declining to offer its good offices and concluded the specific instance.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Environment

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point United States of America
NCP address 2201 C St. NW 20520 Washington, DC, United States
NCP website http://www.state.gov/e/eeb/ifd/oia/usncp/index.htm
Other NCPs involved

Complainant

NGO

Company Information

Company responsible MNE number one
Company address
Company website
Company in violation MNE number one
Country of operations United States
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
28 August 2012 National Contact Point United States of America statement On 28 August 2012, the US NCP issued four public statements declining to offer its good offices and concluded the specific instance. download pdf (119Kb)  

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