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Tuesday, November 27 • 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Snapshot: New insights? The impacts of the UN Guiding Principles and the OECD Guidelines

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Interpretation is provided in English and Spanish

Brief description of the presentation:
The first part of the presentation will zoom in on the effectiveness of the National Contact Points (NCPs) dispute resolution mechanism at the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. It will discuss two NCP cases on labour conditions: the Heineken Bralima case, in which the Dutch NCP has facilitated a favorable mediated settlement for the workers, which included compensation for damages; and the less successful case of Daewoo in Korea, which has not resulted in a beneficial solution for the workers.
The second part will illustrate current monitoring mechanisms to assess compliance with the OECD Guidelines (and UNGPs) such as certification and third party monitoring. It will also discuss positive and negative implications of IT-developments, the use of blockchain and of artificial intelligence on transparency, traceability and effective monitoring.

Presentation objectives:
To present the factors contributing to success building on NCP cases, and to introduce a three-year program by the Worldbank, Pels Rijcken (a Dutch law firm) and Leopard Ledger (a blockchain/AI developer) aimed to develop a proof of concept of an IT-application in the palm oil sector.

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Raymond Saner

Professor, Economics Department, Basel University and Science Po in Paris
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Martijn Scheltema

Professor, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Law
I am also partner at Pels Rijcken (The Hague based law firm). People may talk to me about innovative legal aspects of business human rights, such as enhanced contractual mechanisms, blockchain and artificial intelligence, arbitration and human rights, the (zero draft) of the proposed... Read More →

Tuesday November 27, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm CET