Use with Caution: The Role of the OECD National Contact Points in Protecting Human Rights Defenders

Attacks against human rights defenders are increasing worldwide, and activists fighting harmful business activity are particularly at risk. Nearly half of all National Contact Points (NCPs) have handled one or more complaints involving reprisals.1 NCPs have a vital role to play in the protection of human rights defenders. We call on the OECD, states, and NCPs to join global efforts to prevent and respond to reprisal risks.

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Categories: Human Rights Defenders
Author: Business and Human Rights Centre, OECD Watch