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ASF and I Watch vs. Perenco

Case overview

Date filed 26 July 2018
Current status Pending
Issue Perenco's extractive activities in Kebili, Tunisia
Summary of the case On 28 July 2018 a specific instance was filed by ASF and I Watch against Perenco to the French and Tunisian NCPs. The complaint concerns activities of Perenco in Kebili, Tunisia related to its extractive activities. The complainants allege that the company has failed to provide transparency on its extractive activities carried out around the oil wells located in the delegations of El Faouar and Douz, in the Kebili region. This in turn creates anxiety among local populations, who are worried for their health and the environment. The complainants are seeking mediation from the NCPs to address the lack of information on the nature of activities carried out on these sites, assess the risks they may pose to human rights and the environment, and the measures taken by the company to prevent and mitigate these risks.
Developments/Outcome On 2 October 2018, the French NCP completed an initial assessment accepting the complaint. Due to Perenco's initial rejection of the NCP's jurisdiction, the French NCP only published the outcome of its initial assessment on 4 December 2019, after the company changed its position.
Relevant OECD Guidelines
Case keywords Extractives / mining sector, Human rights, Environment

NCP Information

NCP name National Contact Point France
NCP address Paris, France
NCP website https://www.tresor.economie.gouv.fr/Ressources/pcn
Other NCPs involved

Complainants

NGO

Company Information

Company responsible Perenco Group
Company address
Company website
Company in violation
Country of operations Tunisia
Other companies involved

Timeline of developments

Date Actor Action Description Document
10 December 2019 Advocats Sans Frontiéres press release download pdf (132Kb)  
10 December 2019 Advocats Sans Frontiéres press release download pdf (135Kb)  
10 December 2019 Advocats Sans Frontiéres press release download pdf (364Kb)  
4 December 2019 National Contact Point France initial assessment French NCP issues an intial assessment. download pdf (1262Kb)  
26 July 2018 Advocats Sans Frontiéres file Specific instance filed to French NCP. download pdf (361Kb)  

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