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The UK National Contact Point on Business and Human Rights: Pointing in the Right Direction

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The following issues were discussed:

  • What changes, if any, to the current structures of the UK NCP should be made to improve them for all those involved?
  • Are the current procedures of the UK NCP appropriate in terms of effective decision-making and coherence with the OECD Guidelines?
  • To what extent should it be possible to review the substantive decisions of the UK NCP?
  • Does the UK NCP provide effective access to justice for complainants? If not, what changes are needed to make the mechanism more accessible and rights-compatible?
  • Should there be more direct consequences for companies found in breach of the OECD Guidelines?

Speakers

  • Robin Brooks, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Rachel Chambers, University of Sussex
  • Kathryn Dovey, OECD
  • Tricia Feeney, RAID
  • Peter Frankental, Amnesty International
  • Dan Leader, Leigh Day
  • Lord Jonathan Mance, UK Supreme Court
  • Robert McCorquodale, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
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