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Accountability beyond Corporations: The Applicability of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to Non-profit Organisations

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Carolei D (2022) Accountability beyond Corporations: The Applicability of the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises to Non-profit Organisations. Nonprofit Policy Forum, 13 (1), pp. 31-47. https://doi.org/10.1515/npf-2020-0024

Abstract
The purpose of this article is to investigate the degree to which the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises – meant for businesses – apply to Non-Profit Organisations’ (NPOs) operations and accountability. Based on a legal analysis of complaints handled by the National Contact Points (NCPs) in Norway, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom against NPOs, this paper shows that OECD Guidelines apply to certain types of NPOs, even if these organisations are by nature non-profit. It presents three conditions under which the OECD Guidelines can apply to NPOs: first, the NPO needs to operate in at least two countries; second, it must operate within a signatory state of the OECD Guidelines; and third, the OECD Guidelines violation must have occurred in relation to the business-activity of the NPO.

Keywords
Non-Profit-Organisations Accountability; OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises; National Contact Points

Journal
Nonprofit Policy Forum: Volume 13, Issue 1

StatusPublished
Publication date31/01/2022
Publication date online30/06/2021
Date accepted by journal02/06/2021
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/33031
eISSN2154-3348

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Dr Domenico Carolei
Dr Domenico Carolei

Lecturer in Public Int. Law & Public Law, Law