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Focus vs. Ascent Resources plc

Case overview

Date filed 12 November 2019
Current status Filed
Issue Ascent Resources fracking in Slovenia
Summary of the case On 12 November 2019 a specific instance was filed by Focus Association for Sustainable Development and 16 other civil society organisations and civil initiatves against Ascent Resources plc at the Slovenian NCP and the UK NCP in support. The complaint has also been signed by: Civil initiative Stop fracking in Slovenia, Destilator, Dark Sky Slovenia, ONEJ, TRS, Ecologists Without Borders, Institute for Sustainable Development, PIC, ECO CIRCLE, Hadikova pot, Institute for yourth participation health and sustainable development, Humanitas Society for human rights and supportive action, Kitchen Revolution, Mundi Society for ethical co-living, Umanotera, Association ROVO.

The complaint concerns activities of Ascent Resources plc in Slovenia related to hydraulic fracturing activities. The complainants allege that Acent Resources plc has violated the OECD Guidelines in relation to environmental and health hazards, lack of due diligence, poor engagement with stakeholders and improper lobbying activities in Slovenia. Complainants are seeking good offices from the Slovenian NCP to bring their concerns to Ascent Resources plc and facilitate a dialogue aimed at securing the discontinuation of Ascent's hydraulic fracking activities and investments in Slovenia.
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NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point Slovenia
NCP address Ljubljana , Slovenia
NCP website http://www.mg-rs.si/
Other NCPs involved

Complainants

Company Information

Company responsible Ascent Resources plc
Company address
Company website
Company in violation
Country of operations Slovenia
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
12 November 2019 Focus Association for Sustainable Development file Complainants file to Slovenian NCP. download pdf (1102Kb)  

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