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Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association, Tibetan Youth Association in Europe, Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein and Tibetan Women’s Association Switzerland & International Olympic Committee
Lead NCPSwitzerland
Supporting NCP(s)
DescriptionSpecific Instance concerning the alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines.
Theme(s)General policies, Human rights, Employment and industrial relations
Date23 Jul 2021
Host country(ies)China (People’s Republic of)
SourceNGO
Industry sectorArts, entertainment and recreation
StatusIn progress
Summary

On 27 July 2021, four NGOs, the Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association, Tibetan Youth Association in Europe, Tibetan Community of Switzerland and Liechtenstein and Tibetan Women’s Association Switzerland alleged that the International Olympic Committee had not observed the General Policies (Chapter II), Human Rights (Chapter IV), and Employment and Industrial Relations (Chapter V) provisions of the Guidelines. Specifically, issues relate to insufficient due diligence in awarding the 2022 Winter Olympics to China and therefore contributing to possible violations of internationally recognized human rights and abusive employment practices in China.

The Swiss NCP will make an initial assessment in accordance with the Guidelines.