CALL FOR APPLICATION HRB Clinic Project for filing a complaint to the OECD National Contact Point

Project for filing a complaint to the OECD National Contact Point

Summary of the project 

The project aims to assist UK Barrister Krishnendu Mukherjee and his team to draft and file a complaint with the German National Contact Point (NCP) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on human rights and environmental violations under the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises on Responsible Business (OECD Guidelines). The complaint will deal with negative human rights and environmental impacts related to asbestos contamination in India. 

 A team of 4 to 5 students from the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg will have the opportunity to work with a top environmental and human rights law practitioner by drafting a complaint to the German NCP about the alleged human rights violations and environmental damage related to asbestos contamination in India. The student team will also conduct research and write a brief analysis of the case. 

When the final draft and/or an associated blog post is published, the participating students will be credited as authors. At the end of the project, students will receive a letter of recommendation from the project leaders and the academic supervisor of this project, Professor Patricia Wiater. 

 Estimated project time commitment: 

  • 3 to 4 hours per week (research, writing and student team coordination)
  • 1-hour bi-weekly meetings with project leads (see About the Clinic section below)
  • 1-hour monthly check-in with project partners

Desired student profile 

FAU students from the MA Human Rights, Law School, and Master level students from other departments with relevant human rights expertise. 

A strong commitment to human rights and environmental protection. 

Fluency (written and spoken) in English is required. 

Proficiency in German, and other language is desirable but not necessary. 

Further information here.

Application process 

Interested students should send a CV and a short letter of interest (max 500 words) explaining their relevant academic and/or professional experience for the project, what they are currently studying at FAU and examples of previous experience working within a team dynamic. 

Application materials should be sent by Friday 27 October 2023 by email with the subject “Call for Application_OECD Complaint” to Otgontuya Davaanyam ( and Eklavya Vasudev (

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