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Rifaat Al Assad sentenced in France for his Ill-Gotten Gains allegedly fled to Syria

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Paris, October 11, 2021 – The Syrian regime’s former dignitary recently sentenced in France to 4 years in prison for laundering...

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CSOs and labour unions call for the EU to confront systemic flaws of private social auditing and glaring accountability gaps.

-Non classé-en, -Press release-en, Front page, Strengthening corporate accountability

In an open letter, 15 human rights organisations and labour unions, including Sherpa, are jointly urging EU policymakers, including Didier...

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Historic victory before French Supreme Court on the indictment of multinational Lafarge for complicity in crimes against humanity

-Press release-en, Front page, International crimes, Strategic litigation, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris/Berlin, 7 September 2021 – Today, France’s highest court, the Cour de cassation, decided that Lafarge’s indictment for...

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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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Rafale Deal Has ‘Systemic Elements Of International Corruption’, Against Indian National Interest: French NGO

-Non classé-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Corruption and embezzlement, Front page, Laundering, Laundering, Sherpa in the media

A 59,000-crore contract for 36 Rafale fighter jets is ‘troubling’, ‘suspicious’ and its conditions were ‘to the detriment’ of...

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Lafarge/Syria: French Supreme Court decision postponed to 7 September 2021

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Paris/Berlin, 15 July 2021 – Today, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) was expected to issue its decision in the case against...

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French Justice opens a judicial investigation and tasks judge with investigating the controversial sale of Rafale fighter jets to India on “corruption” suspicions

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Paris, July, 5th 2021 — As a result of the complaint accompanied by criminal indemnification (partie civile) filed by Sherpa April,...

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Complaint against 4 textile giants for forced labour of Uyghurs: French justice opens an investigation for concealment of crimes against humanity

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Paris, 2 July 2021 – The French judiciary announced yesterday that it has opened an investigation into the crime of concealment of...

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[Webinar] Asset restitutions in France: what solutions for Syria?

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After a long advocacy, France has finally adopted a mechanism for the restitution of ill-gotten gains to poor populations! To celebrate the...

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Off the hook? How business lobbies against liability for human rights and environmental abuses

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Paris, 21 June 2021 – Corporate lobbyists are fighting a proposed EU law that seeks to hold companies accountable for human rights...

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Supreme Court hearing on Lafarge/Syria: Crucial verdict expected on corporate responsibility

-Press release-en, Front page, International crimes, Strategic litigation

Paris/Berlin, 8 June 2021 – Following today’s hearing on French company Lafarge and its involvement in the armed conflict in Syria...

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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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