Access to remedy in CEE region (2016-2019)
Advancing the Performance of National Contact Points & Access to Remedy for Human Rights Disputes in Central and Eastern Europe
Through funding from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, this project aims to reserve this trend, by constructively supporting CEE NCPs to serve as a relevant instrument for avoiding and remedying adverse impacts, while promoting responsible business conduct. From now until June 2019, OECD Watch and its members will undertake activities in the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia to achieve the following results:
- Improving NCP Performance Based Learning & Assessment
While the OECD Guidelines contain eight core criteria for effective NCPs, the actual performance of NCPs on these criteria varies considerably between countries. As no standardized tool currently exists for measuring NCP performance and impact based on the criteria, this project aims to create an (self)assessment tool, which will allow NCPs, as well as their stakeholders, to assess their performance against a set of clearly formulated criteria and benchmarks based on the Guideline’s core criteria, along with data available from research that has been carried out on some of the key challenges facing NCPs, as well as best practice standards. NCPs will be invited to help create the assessment tool, which will then be used to develop individual NCP improvement plans tailored specifically for each of the nine NCPs that will provide constructive recommendations aimed at improving their performance and functioning.
- Addressing Barriers to Access to Remedy in CEE Countries
- Strengthened Civil Society Capacity to Use the NCP System