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Violation of workers’ rights at Samsung: NGOs barred from court

-Press release-en, Front page, Labor rights and Modern slavery, Strategic litigation, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, April 8th,2021 – NGOs Sherpa and ActionAid France’s claim against Samsung France on the ground of deceptive marketing...

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First court decision in the climate litigation against Total: A promising interpretation of the French Duty of Vigilance Law

Environment and Climate, Front page, Research and Studies

This blogpost was originally published on 26 March 2021 as part of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre series on mandatory human...

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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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Amazon indigenous communities and international NGOs sue supermarket giant Casino over deforestation and human rights violations

-Press release-en, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strategic litigation

Indigenous groups to seek compensation for damages in first case brought against retail chain under groundbreaking French law to prevent...

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Climate change litigation against Total: a first victory for the NGOs and local authorities

-Press release-en, Environment and Climate, Front page

Paris, 11 February 2021 – In the climate change litigation against Total, the tribunal ruled in favour of the 5 NGOs and 14 local...

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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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Strengthening Corporate Accountability: Toward an Ambitious European Legislation on the Duty of Vigilance

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Front page, Protecting the public debate, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

Adopted in 2017 after a long advocacy, the French law on the duty of vigilance is a world first in the fight against the impunity of...

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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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“Mining with meaning”: the content of vigilance plans is still insufficient according to a new study published by Sherpa

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Environment and Climate, Front page, Research and Studies

Paris, October 29, 2020 – In a study on vigilance in the supply chains of minerals used in the energy transition, Sherpa highlights...

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Complaint in France against BNP Paribas, Société Générale, Natixis, CIC and Rivage Investment for money laundering and concealment

-Press release-en, Front page, Laundering

Paris, October 05, 2020 – On September 30, 2020, Sherpa and the Daphne Caruana Galizia Foundation called on the National Financial...

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Indigenous organisations and NGO coalition warn top French supermarket Casino: do not sell beef from deforestation in Brazil and Colombia – or face French law

-Press release-en, Environment and Climate, Front page, Strategic litigation

Paris, 21 September 2020 – An international coalition of associations (Canopée, CPT, Envol Vert, Mighty Earth, Notre Affaire à...

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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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“Ill-gotten gains”: Rifaat Al Assad, uncle of the Syrian president, convicted in France for laundering to the detriment of the Syrian people

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

Paris, 17 June 2020 – The Paris court sentenced Rifaat Al-Assad, uncle of Syrian ruler Bashar Al-Assad, to 4 years in prison in...

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Election of Laura Rousseau to the Board of the UNCAC International Coalition against Corruption

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

Paris, June 10, 2020 – Laura Rousseau, head of Sherpa’s “Illicit Financial Flows” programme, has been elected to...

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