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.

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

International crimes, Press release-en, 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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Lafarge Scandal Points to Difficulty for Businesses in War Zones

International crimes, Press release-en, Strategic litigation

Published by The New-York Times, by Liz Adlerman As Syria began to descend into a bloody civil war, a cement plant in the embattled...

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Lafarge Holcim’s reputation at risk over alleged links with Isis

International crimes, Non classé-en, Strategic litigation

Publish in Financial Times, March 19th Company rejects ‘concept’ of terrorist financing and says employee safety ‘priority’...

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Lafarge admits having provided funds to armed groups in Syria

International crimes, Press release-en, Strategic litigation

Paris – March 2nd, 2017 Following our complaint for financing terrorism and complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity on...

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Lafarge admits having provided funds to armed groups in Syria

International crimes, Press release-en, Strategic litigation

Published on France 24 on March 2nd 2017 Marie-Laure Guislain, head of litigation at Sherpa, answers on France 24 about Lafarge’s...

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French company Lafarge sued for Financing ISIS and Complicity in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Syria

International crimes, Press release-en, Strategic litigation

Paris, 15th November 2016 Sherpa and the ECCHR (European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights), as well as 11 complainants who are...

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French company Lafarge sued for Financing ISIS and Complicity in War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity in Syria

International crimes, Strategic litigation

Sherpa and the ECCHR (European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights), as well as 11 complainants who are former Syrian employees,...

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Vinci in Qatar : Sign the petition !

International crimes

SIGN THE PETITION TO OPEN AN INVESTIGATION INTO VINCI CONSTRUCTION AND TO GIVE MIGRANTS THE CHANCE TO WORK ON CONSTRUCTION SITES WITH...

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Procedures & Milestones : DLH-Liberia

International crimes, Strategic litigation

18 November 2009: SHERPA, Global Witness, Greenpeace France, Friends of the Earth, and Alfred Bronwell brought a complaint before the...

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DLH – Liberia : a dismissal without further action or explanation

International crimes, Strategic litigation

Country: Liberia Company targeted: DLH   An overview of the facts and proceedings…  Between 2001 and 2003, DLH bought,...

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Complaint accuses international timber company DLH of trading illegal timber and funding Liberian war

International crimes, Press release-en, Strategic litigation

Paris, 13 March 2014 – Sherpa, Global Witness, Greenpeace France and Liberian NGO Green Advocates have today filed a legal complaint...

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