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.