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NGO vs. Company in the field of communication technologies

Case overview

Date filed 20 March 2015
Current status Rejected
Issue Alleged human rights violations via communication technologi
Summary of the case In March 2015 the German NCP received a request for review from an NGO alleging that a multinational enterprise had breached the human rights provisions of the Guidelines. More specifically the allegations related to a teaming agreement concluded between the German communications technology company and a US company which enables the use of communication technology in drones provided by the US-company. The NGO claims that these drones have been used by US armed forces for operations including in some countries on which no war had been declared, specifically in Yemen.
Developments/Outcome
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Human rights

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Germany
NCP address Scharnhorststrasse 34-37 10115 Berlin, Germany
NCP website www.bmwi.de/go/nationale-kontaktstelle
Other NCPs involved

Complainant

NGO

Company Information

Company responsible Company in the field of communication
Company address
Company website
Company in violation
Country of operations Yemen
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
13 July 2015 National Contact Point Germany statement The German NCP wrote a final statement to conclude the specific instance. download pdf (36Kb)  

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