Corruption and embezzlement advocacy

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.

Organisations Ask Prime Minister Trudeau To Take Action on Corruption

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

(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 advocacy, 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

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

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

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

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

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

  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

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

  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

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Laundering, Press release-en, Tax evasion

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

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

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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CSO Comments on EIB transparency policy

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

    Brussels, 26-01-2015 To: Directors of the European Investment Bank Ref:  Draft EIB transparency policy Dear Madam, Sir: We...

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Transparency in the extractive industries: what will change on 1 January 2015 with the new law

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

Paris, 19 December 2014 – The law which introduces the obligation for the petroleum, gas, mining and forestry industries to publish all...

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Is France doing its best to fight foreign bribery?

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

Paris, 28 October 2014 – Two years after the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) recommendations about the...

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Extractive industries: a missed opportunity for transparency, a victory for pressure groups

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

Paris, 18 September 2014, Oxfam France / CCFD-Terre solidaire / ONE France / Secours Catholique – Caritas France / Sherpa This afternoon,...

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30 civil society organisations call on members of the French National Assembly to guarantee transparency in extractive and forest industries

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

Paris, 15 September 2014 –The Umbrella group Publish What You Pay (PWYP) and the “Plateforme des Paradis fiscaux et judiciaries”...

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Extractive industries: How far will France dare to go to ensure transparency?

Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Press release-en

Paris, 8 September 2014 – On the occasion of the transposition of the directives adopted by the European Union in June 2013, the Publish...

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