Corruption and embezzlement

« Ill-Gotten Gains » Riffat al-Assad, uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will stand trial in France for money laundering allegedly using funds to the detriment of the Syrian people

Le 6 December 2019

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Press Release – December 6, 2019 « Ill-Gotten Gains » Riffat al-Assad, uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will stand trial in France for money laundering allegedly using funds to the detriment of the Syrian people On December 9, 2019, opens the trial of Rifaat al-Assad, the first and only member of the Al Assad dynasty […]

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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

Le 22 August 2019

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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 the fight against inequality this year’s fight. The G7 countries, which represent 40% of the world’s GDP, will thus look at ways to reduce inequalities in access to services […]

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Law proposal on “Ill Gotten Gains” : an essential tool

Le 8 April 2019

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LAW PROPOSAL ON « ILL GOTTEN GAINS »: an essential tool for the fight against international corruption Today the French Senate examines Senator Jean-Pierre Sueur’s law proposal on the return to the country of origin of assets resulting from transnational bribery and corruption. Sherpa stresses out the importance of the adoption of such law in France which […]

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LAW PROPOSAL ON « ILL GOTTEN GAINS »: an essential tool

Le 4 April 2019

                LAW PROPOSAL ON « ILL GOTTEN GAINS »: an essential tool for the fight against international corruption Today the French Senate examines Senator Jean-Pierre Sueur’s law proposal on the return to the country of origin of assets resulting from transnational bribery and corruption. Sherpa stresses out the importance of […]

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Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public

Le 26 July 2018

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Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public The French and Maltese anti-corruption organisations, Sherpa and Il-Kenniesa request from the Attorney General of Malta the full publication of the Egrant Inquiry Report. This judicial inquiry cleared the name of the Maltese Prime Minister and his relatives following allegations regarding their involvement […]

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Council of Europe should evaluate Malta taking into account the revelations of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the Forbidden Stories consortium

Le 13 July 2018

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Council of Europe should evaluate Malta taking into account the revelations of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the Forbidden Stories consortium Paris, July 13th 2018 – The French and Maltese anti-corruption organizations, Sherpa and Il-Kenniesa, request to MONEYVAL, a monitoring body of the Council of Europe entrusted with the task of assessing compliance with the […]

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Organisations Ask Prime Minister Trudeau To Take Action on Corruption

Le 30 October 2017

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(Paris/Ottawa, October 30, 2017) French anti-corruption organisation Sherpa and Canadian mining watchdog MiningWatch Canada today released a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, raising their concerns regarding the apparent failure of Canadian authorities to investigate serious allegations of bribery regarding Kinross Gold’s mining activities in Mauritania. The organisations had submitted a detailed report and supporting […]

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Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system

Le 28 September 2017

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Find here the complete report : Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system  

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Vote at the French National Assembly of the Sapin II bill : a mixed statement

Le 9 June 2016

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Paris, 9 June 2016   After the ‘Sapin II’ Bill was examined by the French National Assembly from 6 to 9 June, some progress was made towards ensuring better protection for whistleblowers, fighting corruption and regulating lobbies. However, the text does contain a number of gaps which will need to be filled when the Bill […]

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Sapin II: Progress on Whistleblowers, Status Quo on the Anti-Corruption Agency, Regression in the Fight against Corruption

Le 26 May 2016

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Paris, 26 May 2016   The Sapin II Bill was examined by the Law Committee on 25 May 2016. Certain measures were passed, some of which were based on Anticor and Sherpa’s recommendations, thus increasing the Bill’s reach. However, in order to meet the ambitious aim to suppress corruption, further provisions should be passed during […]

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Sapin 2 Bill – The Recommendations of Civil Society Organizations Specializing in the Fight Against Corruption and Tax Evasion

Le 24 March 2016

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  24 March 2016 As the French Council of Ministers is about to meet, on 30 March, several civil society organizations wish to make their position known concerning the “Loi Sapin 2” Bill on transparency, the fight against corruption and the modernization of the economy. They are publishing a common analysis comprising all their recommendations. […]

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NGOs Urge RCMP to Investigate Kinross Over Reports of Corruption in Africa

Le 10 December 2015

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  Ottawa/Paris, December 10, 2015. MiningWatch Canada and the French anti-corruption association Sherpa announced today that they have filed a report with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) calling for an investigation into Canadian mining company Kinross Gold Corporation for apparent breaches of Canada’s anti-corruption laws at the company’s Tasiast mine in Mauritania and its […]

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European Commission “Tax transparency package”: when transparency continues to rhyme with confidentiality

Le 18 March 2015

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 – Today, the European Commission published its new “Tax transparency package” in response to the Luxleaks scandal. If the proposed measures are in line with strengthening the fight against European tax evasion, the tax and judicial havens platform organizations report that confidentiality remains in place, which doesn’t meet the expectations of […]

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Long awaited investigation into Glencore for alleged tax dodging, shows EU Bank’s lack of transparency and vulnerability to abuse

Le 5 February 2015

Brussels – 5 February 2015- The European Investment Bank (EIB) is virtually powerless in the face of abuse of its own funds, an internal investigation published last week by the EIB shows. What’s even worse is that the EIB’s new transparency policy – to be adopted in the coming weeks – would formally allow the bank […]

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CSO Comments on EIB transparency policy

Le 27 January 2015

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    Brussels, 26-01-2015 To: Directors of the European Investment Bank Ref:  Draft EIB transparency policy Dear Madam, Sir: We are writing to you as a group of international civil society organisations to convey our ongoing concerns in relation to the 9 January 2015 draft EIB Group Transparency Policy. We would also like to put […]

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