National Contact Points for the OECD Guidelines as New International Courts?

In this PluriCourts lunch Professor Ola Mestad will discuss different practices of and approaches to the National Contact Points that are established according to the OECD (Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development) Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises.

All member states of the OECD are obliged to establish National Contact Points (NCPs) under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. Purposes of the NCPs are to make the Guidelines, which now include rules on Human Rights Due Diligence, known, and to handle individual cases, called Specific Instances, through assisting in mediation and other types of good offices and issuing declarations with respect to such cases. Different countries have chosen different ways of organizing their NCPs. Some resemble court-like institutions much more than others.

As of March 2015 Ola Mestad is the leader of the NCP Norway.


The PluriCourts lunch series gathers researchers from various backgrounds, including law, political science and philosophy to discuss on-going research on international courts and tribunals. The lunches occur on Wednesdays.

Published Mar. 25, 2015 5:11 PM - Last modified Apr. 18, 2018 8:48 AM