Corruption and embezzlement

Corruption is the perversion of a decision-making process with the aim of obtaining undue advantages for the corruptor through the complacency of certain unscrupulous political decision-makers. It undermines the fundamental principles of good governance, the equal access of citizens to markets, jobs and public services on the basis of merit and capacity. It blurs the notion of general interest, fuels mistrust of governments and diverts wealth that should normally accrue to people.
Sherpa evaluates French and international anti-corruption measures. Sherpa also formulates innovative proposals to facilitate the repression of corruption. It also carries out actions to obtain a transparent, effective and honest framework for the restitution of assets resulting from corruption and embezzlement. Finally, Sherpa advocates better protection for whistleblowers who expose corruption scandals, sometimes at the risk of their lives. Sherpa is a founding member of the whistleblowers’ centre.

Harsher sentence in appeal for Teodoro Obiang Jr: “France is no longer a welcoming country for the proceeds of laundered and dirty money”

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Paris, 10.02.2020 – The Paris Court of Appeal rendered its decision in the trial of Teodoro Obiang Jr, Vice-President of...

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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

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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...

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

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LAW PROPOSAL ON « ILL GOTTEN GAINS »: an essential tool for the fight against international corruption Today the French Senate examines...

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

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement

                LAW PROPOSAL ON « ILL GOTTEN GAINS »: an essential tool for the fight against...

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

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Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public The French and Maltese anti-corruption organisations,...

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Organisations Ask Prime Minister Trudeau To Take Action on Corruption

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(Paris/Ottawa, October 30, 2017) French anti-corruption organisation Sherpa and Canadian mining watchdog MiningWatch Canada today released...

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Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Research and Studies

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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  Ottawa/Paris, December 10, 2015. MiningWatch Canada and the French anti-corruption association Sherpa announced today that they have...

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

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Wednesday, 18 March 2015 – Today, the European Commission published its new “Tax transparency package” in response to the...

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

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Brussels – 5 February 2015- The European Investment Bank (EIB) is virtually powerless in the face of abuse of its own funds, an...

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