International crimes

While the prosecution and conviction of perpetrators of international crimes before international criminal tribunals is now accepted at both the international and national levels, the responsibility of corporations and their managers for the commission of crimes is hardly ever recognised. Multinational corporations working in conflict zones are likely to be directly or indirectly responsible for the commission of crimes.
Through their subsidiaries, to fuel armed conflicts and profit from violations of fundamental rights, in particular by dealing with those responsible for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
In 2019, the indictment of Lafarge and 8 of its former executives was confirmed by the Investigation Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeal. Sherpa is also involved in a group of associations that is trying to put an end to French arms sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in the context of the conflict in Yemen.

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

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

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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VOLTALIA must put an end to its relationship with a company linked to the Myanmar military

-Press release-en, Front page, International crimes

Press release French company VOLTALIA must put an end to its commercial relationship with a company linked to the Myanmar military Paris,...

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French court narrows charges against Lafarge

-Press release-en, International crimes, Strategic litigation

PRESS RELEASE French court narrows charges against Lafarge Paris, 7 November 2019 – Today, the Investigation Chamber of the Paris Court...

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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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Indictment of Lafarge : New York Times & The Guardian

International crimes, Sherpa in the media, Strategic litigation

French Cement Giant Lafarge Indicted on Terror Financing Charge in Syria, New York Times, 28 juin 2018 Lafarge charged with complicity in...

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Landmark decision: company Lafarge indicted – complicity in crimes against humanity included

-Press release-en, International crimes, Strategic litigation

LANDMARK DECISION: COMPANY LAFARGE INDICTED – COMPLICITY IN CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY INCLUDED Paris, June 28, 2018 – Today,...

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Submission from SHERPA and ECCHR on an indictment of Lafarge for complicity in crimes against humanity

-Press release-en, International crimes, Strategic litigation

SUBMISSION FROM SHERPA AND ECCHR ON AN INDICTMENT OF LAFARGE FOR COMPLICITY IN CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY Paris, May 15, 2018 Sherpa and the...

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Investigation resumes in the case of concealment of Liberian blood timber v. DLH: an important step forward in the defense of Human Rights

-Press release-en, International crimes, Strategic litigation

Press release – 29 March 2018 Investigation resumes in the case of concealment of Liberian blood timber v. DLH: an important step forward...

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Involvement of the BNP Paribas in the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda : Opening of the legal inquiry and nomination of an investigation judge

-Press release-en, International crimes, Strategic litigation

 Involvement of the BNP Paribas in the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda : Opening of the legal inquiry and nomination of an investigation judge...

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Petition on BNP Paribas and the Rwandan Genocide Against the Tutsi : We have Already Obtained Almost 150 000 signatures!

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

Paris, 6 July 2017 On 29 June 2017, while Sherpa, the SCRC and Ibuka France brought a suit against BNP Paribas for complicity in genocide,...

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Rwandan Genocide: Sherpa, the CPCR and Ibuka France initiate a legal proceeding against BNP Paribas on the basis of complicity with a genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

International crimes, Strategic litigation

The associations Sherpa, the Collective of Rwandan Civil Parties (CPCR) and Ibuka France launched a complaint against BNP Paribas on the...

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Important step in the « Lafarge in Syria » case: Nomination of three investigative judges

-Press release-en, International crimes, Strategic litigation

Paris, 13 June 2017: The association Sherpa and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) welcome the nomination of...

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[PLAINTIVES’ PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT] Lafarge in Syria: the conclusion of their internal report admitted the implication of the parent company

-Press release-en, International crimes, Strategic litigation

Paris – April 24th 2017 Successive departures of Bruno Lafont and Eric Olsen from Lafarge are the first significant steps of the company...

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