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MAB vs. Usina Canabrava

Case overview

Date filed 3 May 2004
Current status Rejected
Issue Construction sector in Brazil
Summary of the case In May 2004 the Brazilian NCP received a request for review from the NGO Movement of People Affected by Dams (MAB) alleging that Usina Canabrava had breached the environment provisions of the Guidelines through its construction of a dam and displacement of local populations.
Developments/Outcome Upon reviewing the specific instance in 2012, the NCP determined that there were two complications with this specific intance:
MAB had never officially requested a review of the company's activities; and
Usina Canabrava is not a multinational enterprise and therefore its activities do not fall within the scope of the Guidelines.

The NCP contacted MAB asking if they had further information but the NGO did not. Considering the time lapse from the original notification and the lack of information available to the NCP, it concluded that the specific instance did not merit further consideration.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Environment

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Brazil
NCP address Sector da Autarquias Sul Quadra 03 70079 - 900 Brasilia DF, Brazil
NCP website http://www.fazenda.gov.br/multinacionaispcn/
Other NCPs involved

Complainant

Company Information

Company responsible Usina Canabrava
Company address
Company website
Company in violation Usina Canabrava
Country of operations Brazil
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
1 January 2012 National Contact Point Brazil reject Upon reviewing the specific instance in 2012, the NCP determined that there were two complications with this specific intance: MAB had never officially requested a review of the company's activities; and Usina Canabrava is not a multinational enterprise and therefore its activities do not fall within the scope of the Guidelines. The NCP contacted MAB asking if they had further information but the NGO did not. Considering the time lapse from the original notification and the lack of information available to the NCP, it concluded that the specific instance did not merit further consideration.  

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