News from the Dutch NCP about an alleged violation of the OECD Guidelines
On January 29th, 2018, the Dutch NCP received a notification of 'Obelle Concern Citizens' concerning an alleged violation of the OECD Guidelines by Shell Petroleum and Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria.
The NCP had separate, confidential, contacts with the notifying party and representatives in the Netherlands of an affiliate of one of the parties in the SPDC Joint Venture in March and April.
Afterwards, both parties were given the opportunity to clarify some specific issues raised by the NCP.
On July 17th, the NCP informed both parties of its decision to put the specific instance on hold until the complainants followed the 'SPDC community feedback mechanism', to lodge their complaint.