Access to justice

Faced with obstacles in its litigation, Sherpa develops and promotes legislative reforms to facilitate access to justice. This includes extending the extraterritorial jurisdiction of French courts, strengthening access to evidence for victims, and facilitating litigations for civil society organisations.

NGOs call out to Perenco: end the opacity to put a stop to the impunity of the multinational

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 28 July 2021 – In a letter made public today, Sherpa, Friends of the Earth France and Avocats sans Frontières call the oil...

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Bolloré/Socapalm : the judge rules in favor of the NGOs !

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Environment and Climate, Front page, Labor rights and Modern slavery, Strategic litigation

Paris, March 25th, 2021 – While Bolloré tried to have the NGOs’ claim dismissed, the judge agreed with the NGOs. She...

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POINT OF VIEW – Government tried and tested by the imaginative forces of law

Access to justice, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, Front page, Sherpa in the media

Point of View published in the French newspaper Ouest-france By February 2 at the latest, the Prime Minister will decide on the ministerial...

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The agreements concluded by companies before the National Contact Point of the OECD must be respected

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Advocacy, Front page, Strengthening corporate accountability

Judicial Court of Nanterre, January 21, 2021 Nanterre, January 21, 2021 – Hearing day in the case initiated against Bolloré by a...

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Continuing opacity: the court denies access to information on perenco’s oil activities

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Environment and Climate, Front page

Paris Court of Appeal’s ruling, September 17, 2020 Paris, September 17, 2020 – The Court of Appeal denied Sherpa and Friends of the...

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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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17 NGOs denounce threats of prosecution against French journalists investigating French weapons in Yemen

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Advocacy

PRESS RELEASE 17 NGOs denounce threaths of prosecution against French journalists investigating French weapons in Yemen Paris, 13 May 2019...

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UEFA must refuse the candidacy of Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Pavelko

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Advocacy

UEFA must refuse the candidacy of Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Pavelko SHERPA, in collaboration with the Ukrainian association Futures...

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EITI Governance Failures Threaten Independent Civil Society

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Advocacy

Paris, february 25th Yesterday in Lima, on the eve of the 2016 Global EITI conferen representatives took a principled stance to boycott...

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Azerbaijan: EITI Board should sanction government for civil society crackdown

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Advocacy

  280 groups from 35 countries urge the EITI Board to protect free and independent civic participation in the initiative. In a letter...

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