Specific instances handled by the Hungarian National Contact Point
In February 2020 two individuals lodged a specific instance to HNCP against a subsidiary company of a multinational enterprise operating in Hungary. After investigating the case, HNCP issued a final statement.
In May 2019 a specific instance was submitted to the Hungarian National Contact Point (hereinafter: HNCP) in connection with the practice of a subsidiary company of a multinational enterprise operating in Hungary. According to the complainant, the company has breached the Employment and Industrial Relations chapter (Chapter V.) of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises (hereinafter: the Guidelines). Based on its specific instance procedure policy, HNCP evaluated the provided documents of the complaint during its preliminary assessment and discussed later the admissibility and possibility of handling the case. In accordance with the criteria set out in specific instance procedure policy, HNCP accepted to handle the specific instance in its session held on 3 September, 2019. It considered the case to be in good faith and relevant to the application of the Guidelines and found a satisfactory/credible link between the encountered problem and the activities of the multinational enterprise. After investigating the case, HNCP issued a final statement.
Csaba Kiss, environmental lawyer, submitted a specific instance to the Hungarian National Contact Point on April 20 2006, on behalf of his client, Mr. Imre Horgosi, a resident of Székesfehérvár, who was an employee of Visteon Hungary Ltd. previously. ‘(…) Employee/workers’ rights do not apply at the Ltd., be it occupational safety, environmental protection (concerning hazardous substances) or labour law regulations.’ – stated Mr. Lawyer in the letter written to the HNCP. As claimed by Mr. Lawyer, Visteon Hungary Ltd. has violated article IV.4.b. After investigating the case, HNCP issued a final statement.
Database of specific instances: https://mneguidelines.oecd.org/database/