Sherpa advocates for legislative reforms and policy changes to fight corporate impunity and defend victims of economic crimes. Together with civil society partners, lawyers and academics, Sherpa uses its litigation experience to develop and implement innovative legal reforms. It works closely with several civil society networks to raise awareness on corporate impunity, promote innovative proposals and call on public and private actors to take action..

Time to rethink – Stop the EU-Mercosur agreement!

Advocacy, Protecting the public debate

Paris, 29 June 2020 – Negotiations between the EU and Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), underway for over...

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Election of Laura Rousseau to the Board of the UNCAC International Coalition against Corruption

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Front page

Paris, June 10, 2020 – Laura Rousseau, head of Sherpa’s “Illicit Financial Flows” programme, has been elected to...

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Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Front page, Protecting the public debate

The problem: gag lawsuits against public interest defenders The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that...

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Report to the AMF about Total’s Financial informations & Climate Risks

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 28 May 2020 – Notre Affaire à Tous and Sherpa have reported to the French Financial Markets Authority (AMF) potential...

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A missed opportunity : France’s return of Gulnara Karimova’s illegally acquired assets

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Front page, Laundering

Paris, May the 20th, 2020 – The NGO’s Transparency International France (TI-F), Sherpa and the Human Rights Association in Central...

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Total’s new climate change ambitions: a variable-geometry “carbon neutrality”?

-Press release-en, Advocacy

Paris, May 5, 2020 – Under the pressure of civil society and EU 2050 carbon neutrality commitments, Total is finally acknowledging...

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Op-ed – Making economic actors accountable by governing globalisation through law

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Labor rights and Modern slavery, Laundering, Sherpa in the media, Strengthening corporate accountability

This op-ed has been published in Mediapart’s blog on May the 5th, 2020 The accountability of economic actors has been thought of at...

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CSO Open Letter to global investors and financial service providers

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability


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Blog Post – Key legal obstacles around jurisdiction for victims seeking justice remain in the Revised Draft treaty

Access to justice, Advocacy, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

Sandra Cossart and Lucie Chatelain wrote a blog post on the Revised Draft treaty, “Key legal obstacles around jurisdiction for...

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French court rejects ECCHR and SHERPA’s admissibility in the Lafarge/Syria case : Organizations to appeal decision at French Supreme Court

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Advocacy, International crimes, Strategic litigation

Press release French court rejects ECCHR and SHERPA’s admissibility in the Lafarge/Syria case. Organizations to appeal decision at...

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The Balkany scandal lifts the veil on offshore mecanisms unknown to the public

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Laundering, Laundering, Sherpa in the media, Tax evasion, Tax evasion

The Balkany trial must not hide the role played by bank and financial intermediaries in the proliferation of illicit financial flows,...

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Time for constructive engagement from the EU and Member States on the content of the Revised Draft of the UN Binding Treaty

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, October 14, 2019. More than ever, citizens are mobilizing for action to stop climate change and corporate activities damaging our...

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Open letter – Corporate capture of global governance : The World Economic Forum – UN partnership agreement is a dangerous threat to UN System

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Protecting the public debate

Corporate capture of global governance: The World Economic Forum (WEF)-UN partnership agreement is a dangerous threat to UN System Open...

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Ill-gotten gains : returning misappropriated assets to the spoiled populations should have been a priority for the 2019 G7, which aims to fight global inequalities

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement

Paris, August 22, 2019 – From 24 to 26 August 2019, the G7 Summit will be held in Biarritz, in southwestern France. The G7 has made...

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