First ECA-OECD Guidelines complaint submitted on Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil

(Both Ends, Amsterdam, 5 June 2015) At the beginning of June an OECD Guidelines complaint was filed with the NCPs of Brazil and the Netherlands against the Dutch dredging company Van Oord and the Dutch ECA Atradius Dutch State Business on the adverse social and environmental impacts caused by ECA supported dredging projects in Suape, Pernambuco, Brazil. This first ever OECD Guidelines complaint against an ECA has been filed by the Associação Fórum Suape Espaço Socioambiental, Conectas Direitos Humanos, Colônia de Pescadores do Município do Cabo de Santo Agostinho (Z08) from Brasil and Both ENDS from the Netherlands.