PAX and others vs. Aker BP ASA and Aker ASA
Three South Sudanese and five European organizations submitted the complaints to the Norwegian NCP in May 2022.
The complainants are: PAX, Civil Society Coalition on Natural Resources, Global Idé, Church Aid, Liech Victims Voices, Norwegian Peoples Aid, South Sudan Council of Churches and Swedwatch. The complaints are directed at Aker BP ASA and Aker ASA and concern human rights due diligence in connection with the merger of companies, stakeholder engagement and addressing ongoing, unremediated adverse impacts.
The complaints relate to Chapter II (General Policies) and Chapter IV (Human Rights) of the OECD Guidelines.
The NCP has determined that parts of the complaints merit further consideration and limits this to the questions concerning the companies’ due diligence with regards to human rights in connection with the merger.
|Received:||31 May 2022|
|Sector:||Oil and gas|
|Company:||Aker BP ASA, Aker ASA|
|Complainant:||Civil Society Coalition on Natural Resources, Global Idé, Liech Victims Voices, Norwegian Church Aid, Norwegian People’s Aid, PAX, South Sudan Council of Churches and Swedwatch|
|Leading National Contact Point:||Norway|
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|Relevant chapters in the OECD Guidelines:||Chapter II General Policies, paragraphs A10, A12 og A14
Chapter IV Human Rights, paragraphs 1, 3, 5 og 6