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

-Press release-en, Front page

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

-Press release-en, Front page

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

-Press release-en, Front page

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

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Front page

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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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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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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