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.

Procedures & Milestones: Ill-Gotten gains in Syria

-Non classé-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Corruption and embezzlement, Laundering, Laundering, Strategic litigation

Fact : In 1970, Hafez Al-Assad led a coup d’état to seize power and remained in power until his death in 2000. He was succeeded by his...

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Appeal trial of Rifaat al Assad in the Syrian Ill-Gotten Gains case

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

Paris, 5 May 2021 – Sherpa as civil claimant will take part in Rifaat al Assad’s appeal trial, which opens today. The...

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Sherpa files a complaint before the French National Financial Prosecutor’s Office in a Lebanese Ill-Gotten Gains case.

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

Paris, 3 May 2021 – Sherpa, represented by its lawyers Maîtres William Bourdon and Amélie Lefebvre, is filing a complaint before...

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Sherpa requests the opening of a judicial investigation with the status of civil claimant in the case of India’s Rafale deal

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

Paris, 28 April 2021 — SHERPA, represented by its lawyers Maîtres William Bourdon and Vincent Brenghart, is filing a complaint and...

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Sherpa calls for an investigation into the involvement of a former high-ranking French official in a suspicious operation in Guinea

-Press release-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Laundering

Paris, 31 July 2020 – Sherpa has asked the national financial prosecutor’s office to open an investigation into...

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

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

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

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

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement

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

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation, Tax evasion, Tax evasion

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

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement

(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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