|Representative of Descendants of Oswald Weiss and U.S. Company in Czechoslovakia|
|Lead NCP||United States|
|Supporting NCP(s)||Czech Republic, Germany|
|Description||This specific instance concerns the alleged non-observance of the OECD Guidelines by a U.S.-headquartered private equity firm in then Czechoslovakia.|
|Theme(s)||General policies, Human rights|
|Date||24 May 2017|
|Host country(ies)||Czech Republic|
Read the final statement issued by the US NCP – 20 September 2017
The U.S. National Contact Point (U.S. NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (the Guidelines) did not offer mediation services between the parties - an individual acting for descendants of Oswald Weiss, and a U.S.-headquartered private equity firm (herein referred to as the “Company”) - regarding conduct linked to events in then Czechoslovakia.
The US NCP concluded that the specific instance concerns conduct prior to the adoption of the Guidelines in 1976, which NCPs are not designated to assess, and involves conduct that is beyond the scope of the Guidelines. Therefore, the issues raised would not further the effectiveness of the Guidelines.