Committee Seeking Justice for Alethankyaw (CSJA) vs. Telenor
The complaint from CSJA against Telenor and its wholly owned subsidiary, Telenor Myanmar, mainly concerns an incident where the military allegedly used an inactive telecommunications tower owned and operated by a vendor of Telenor Myanmar to shoot unarmed civilians from the village Alethankyaw, Rakhine State in August 2017.
CSJA claims that the company failed to carry out the appropriate level of due diligence and has not handled the incident in accordance with the OECD Guidelines. The complaint also raises issues regarding land acquisition and a network closure in Myanmar.
The complainant alleges that the company has acted inconsistently with the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises among other things when it comes to human rights due diligence (Chapter IV in the Guidelines) and the relationship to suppliers (Chapter II in the Guidelines).
CSJA asks for a fair and impartial investigation of the issues raised, and does not seek financial compensation.
|Received:||16 December 2019|
|Complainant:||Committee Seeking Justice for Alethankyaw (CSJA)|
|Leading National Contact Point:||Norway|
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|Relevant chapters in the OECD Guidelines:||Chapter II General Principles, paragraph A13
Chapter IV Human Rights, paragraph 5, and Commentaries paragraph 40 and 45