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2. The state duty to protect human rights

2.3 Actions taken

Protection of Human Rights through State Regulation and Policy [page 13]

“Together with more than 40 countries Denmark adheres to the OECD Declaration on International Investment and Multinational Enterprises. The OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises are the only multilaterally agreed and comprehensive code of responsible business conduct that governments have committed to promoting. The Guidelines are supported by a unique implementation mechanism of National Contact Points (NCPs), agencies established by adhering governments to promote and implement the Guidelines. Denmark is one of the only countries in the world which has established the OECD National Contact Point by Danish law. The purpose is to ensure that the Danish NCP has a maximum of legitimacy and authority.”

4. Access to remedy

4.3 Actions taken

Access to non-judicial remedy [page 20-21]

“In the second national action plan for CSR from March 2012, the Danish Government announced the establishment of a Mediation and Complaints-Handling Institution for Responsible Business Conduct. … So far the promotional activities have included among other:

  • Instruction for Danish Embassies encouraging them to raise awareness about the Danish National contact Point to local stakeholders.”

Appendix 2, GP 31

Status in Denmark (initiatives implemented before the UN ratification of the Guiding Principles) [page 36]

“The Danish Mediation and Complaint Handling Institution has been established in accordance with the international criteria for non-judicial mediation and grievance mechanisms (UNGPs) as well as the criteria for national contact points as stated in the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (Visibility, Accessibility, Transparency, Accountability) … [and] will … work with other national contact points and the OECD Investment Committee in terms of concrete complaint handling as well as promotional activities.”

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