Chapter II.A.2: Human rights

Respect the internationally recognised human rights of those affected by their activities.


All Cases  Closed Cases   Overdue Cases (more than 12 months)
Title sort up sort down Issue Host Country(s) Lead NCP Date submitted NCP Decision Current status sort up sort down Duration sort up sort down Positive outcome
Suzuki Motor Corporation V Anonymous Trade Unions and NGOs in Thailand

Violations of trade union rights

Thailand

Japan NCP


10/05/2016

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 23/06/2017
58 weeks and 3 days
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ASAHI GLASS CO., LTD. V Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU) and Korean Metal Workers' Union (KMWU)

Retaliation for forming a trade union; contract workers

South Korea

South Korea NCP


05/08/2015

Accepted

Ongoing

Duration so far 189 weeks and 5 days

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Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) V Building and Wood Workers‟ International (BWI)

Violations of the human rights of migrant contruction workers

Qatar

Switzerland NCP


28/05/2015

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 02/05/2017
100 weeks and 5 days
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Starbucks V Sindicato de Trabajadores de Starbucks Coffee Chile S.A.

Anti-union campaign; interference with the right to organise; refusal to engage in collective bargaining on wages; retaliation against unionised workers; providing misleading information; corrupt practices

Chile

Chile NCP


28/05/2014

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/06/2015
52 weeks and 5 days
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Michelin V Tamil Nadu Land Rights Federation, Thervoy Grama Makkal Munnerta Nala Sanga, CCFD-Terre Solidaire, Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT), Association Sherpa

Land rights; destruction of livelihoods; deforestation

India

France NCP


09/07/2012

Accepted

Withdrawn

Closed on 27/09/2013
63 weeks and 4 days
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Holcim Group V Pragatisheel Cement Shramik Sangh (PCSS) and International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers' Unions (now IndustriALL)

Precarious work; reprisal against workers for fighting for their rights; harrassment of trade unionists; right to join a trade union; right to collective bargaining.

India

Switzerland NCP


07/01/2012

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 18/12/2014
153 weeks and 5 days
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TELECOM Argentina, SA V Central de Trabajadores de la Tecnología y la Comunicación (CEPETEL)

Information disclosure and employment and industrial relations

Argentina

Argentina NCP


13/12/2011

Decision Pending

Ongoing

Duration so far 379 weeks and 6 days

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América Móvil S.A.B. de C.V. V UNI Global Union, UNT, STRM, SITCOM and FESC

Unfair dismissal of trade unionists; trade union and human rights

El Salvador
Guatemala
Nicaragua

Mexico NCP


21/09/2011

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/06/2012
36 weeks and 2 days
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Häagen-Dazs (General Mills) V Korean Confederation of Trade Unions (KCTU)

Not known

South Korea

US NCP


15/10/2009

No Decision

Withdrawn

Closed on 15/11/2009
4 weeks and 3 days
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Hochtief V New Zealand Amalgamated Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union

The use of 'dependent contractors' to undermine freedom of association and ability to bargain collectively in violation of ILO Conventions 87 and 98 and to avoid financial responsibilities

New Zealand

New Zealand NCP


03/09/2009

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 16/02/2010
23 weeks and 5 days
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Daewoo and Korea Gas Corporation V Shwe Gas Campaign

Forced Labour in Burma

Burma

South Korea NCP


29/10/2008

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 27/11/2008
29 days
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Nestlé V International Union of Food Workers (Russia)

Refusal to engage in collective bargaining on wages

Russia

Switzerland NCP


11/02/2008

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 29/09/2008
33 weeks and 0 days
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Il-Kyoung Co Ltd. V Korean Confederation of Trade Unions, Korean House for International Solidarity and Workers Assistance Center

Right to trade union representation, anti-union activities, sex discrimination, violence, bribery

Philippines

South Korea NCP


03/09/2007

No Decision

No Information

Duration so far 603 weeks and 0 days
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Banco del Trabajo V Confederation of Bank Trade Unions of Chile

Refusal to recognise union and engage in collective bargaining; dismissal and transfer of trade union leaders

Chile
Peru

Peru NCP


Chile NCP


25/04/2007

Accepted

Closed

Duration not known
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Unibanco V CONTRAF-CUT Brazil and Federación de Trabajadores Bancarios y Afines, Paraguay

Dismissal and harassment of trade unionists

Paraguay

Brazil NCP


21/02/2007

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 14/09/2012
290 weeks and 2 days
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Fiat V CISL and FIM-CISL

Land Dispute: human rights, contribution to host country's progress and environment

India

Italy NCP


01/02/2007

Rejected

Closed

Duration not known
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Formica Corporation V CUT Brazil and the Sindicato de Quimicos de ABC

Dismissal of trade union representatives without cause

Brazil

Brazil NCP


12/12/2005

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 20/02/2008
114 weeks and 2 days
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ABN Amro Bank V UNITE-HERE

Socially responsible investment; due diligence of the financial sector

US

US NCP


01/03/2005

Accepted

Withdrawn

Closed on 12/07/2005
19 weeks and 0 days
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Life Uniform V UNITE-HERE and CATY

Safety standards, minimum wage

Mexico

US NCP


12/07/2004

No Decision

No Information

Duration so far 767 weeks and 0 days
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Korean EPZ Corporation V International Textile, Garment and Leather Workers’ Federation (ITGLWF)

Freedom of Association in Export Processing Zones

Bangladesh

South Korea NCP


31/03/2004

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 19/05/2004
7 weeks and 0 days
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Toyota Motor Corporation V Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation Workers' Association (TMPCWA)

Illegal dismissal of 233 union members who participated in a strike and the filing of criminal cases against union leaders

Philippines

Japan NCP


04/03/2004

Accepted

Suspended

Duration so far 785 weeks and 4 days
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British American Tobacco (BAT) V International Union of Food Workers (Burma)

Forced labour Divestment from Burma

Burma

UK NCP


02/09/2003

Accepted

Withdrawn

Closed on 01/02/2004
21 weeks and 5 days
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Chemie Pharmacie Holland BV V FNV

Congo Case

Democratic Republic of Congo

Netherlands NCP


04/12/2002

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/05/2005
125 weeks and 4 days
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Gard V International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

Contractual benefits, health benefits

Philippines

Norway NCP


01/12/2002

Accepted

Closed

Duration not known
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Nutreco V Milieudefensie and Ecoocéanos - in consultation with the Federación Provincial de Trabajadores de la Industria Pesquera de Puerto Montt

Right to join a trade union; right to collective bargaining; health and safety; environment

Chile

Chile NCP


Netherlands NCP


01/08/2002

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/10/2003
60 weeks and 6 days
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Continental V SNRTE

Closure of a factory without prior information being provided to the workers

Mexico

Mexico NCP


01/05/2002

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/01/2005
139 weeks and 3 days
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Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry V ITF

Breach of UN arms embargo; money laundering

Liberia

US NCP


01/11/2001

Rejected

Closed

Closed on 01/10/2002
47 weeks and 5 days
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IHC Caland (Burma) V FNV and CNV

Forced labour in Burma and human rights

Burma

Netherlands NCP


23/07/2001

Accepted

Closed

Closed on 01/07/2004
153 weeks and 3 days
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