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Indictment of Lafarge : New York Times & The Guardian

Le 17 July 2018

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French Cement Giant Lafarge Indicted on Terror Financing Charge in Syria, New York Times, 28 juin 2018 Lafarge charged with complicity in Syria crimes against humanity, The Guardian, 28 juin 2018

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Op-ed – We won’t be silenced by Bolloré gag suits!

Le 25 January 2018

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We won’t be silenced by Bolloré gag suits! Today, a court in Paris will begin hearing the defamation suit that the Luxembourg-based holding company Socfin and its Cameroonian subsidiary Socapalm have brought against three French media outlets (Mediapart, L’Obs and Le Point) and two NGOs (Sherpa and ReAct) over articles about protests by rural residents […]

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Transnational Law Seminar Series: ‘The case of LafargeHolcim in Syria’

Le 17 November 2017

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Marie-Laure Guislain, head of litigation at Sherpa’s Globalisation and Human Rights Program, will intervene at King’s College London, on November 20th, to explain the complaint we filled against the LafargeHolcim company for funding terrorism, complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity. This semester the Transnational Law Seminar Series will explore the shifts in the […]

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Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system

Le 28 September 2017

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Find here the complete report : Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system  

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

Le 13 June 2017

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Paris, 13 June 2017: The association Sherpa and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) welcome the nomination of three investigative judges by the Paris High Court (Tribunal de Grande Instance) – Charlotte Bilger and Renaud Van Ruymbeke, of the financial division, and David De Pas, of the anti-terrorism division – to address […]

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LafargeHolcim’s reputation at risk over alleged links with Isis

Le 19 March 2017

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Publish in Financial Times, March 19th Company rejects ‘concept’ of terrorist financing and says employee safety ‘priority’ Business partner of Isis and financier of terrorism. It is not an accusation a leading European industrial group would welcome. But it is one that has been used to describe LafargeHolcim, the Swiss-listed cement company as it faces allegations […]

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Dying for Fashion

Le 14 October 2016

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Advocacy

Le 20 May 2015

Sherpa carries out advocacy actions with policy makers and economic actors in order to change the law, public policies and practices of public and private actors in order to prevent and redress human rights abuses. The main lines of Sherpa’s advocacy are relayed particularly with the help of the various organisation’s platforms of civil society […]

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Procedures & Milestones : Ill-Gotten Gains – Equatorial Guinea

Le 20 November 2014

May 2007 and July 2008: The associations Sherpa, Survie, and the Federation of Congolese of the Diaspora file a complaint before the Office of the Public Prosecutor of Paris.  They denounce the actions of five foreign heads of state, including Teodoro Obiang Nguema, holding them liable for misappropriation of public funds, the products of which would […]

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Procedures & Milestones : Areva – Niger/Gabon

Le 20 November 2014

2003: Sherpa and CRIIRAD (the independent commission for research and information on radioactivity) are alerted by the Nigerian civil-society group about the impact of AREVA’s uranium mining in Niger and carry out an on-site analysis. 2005: First report on AREVA in Niger. Sherpa is contacted by the Mounana group. 2007: Second report on AREVA in […]

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Procedures & Milestones : Ill-Gotten Gains – Congo Brazzaville

Le 20 November 2014

May 2007 and July 2008: The voluntary associations Sherpa, Survie and Fédération des Congolais de la Diaspora filed a complaint with the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office. They denounced the misdoings of five foreign Heads of States, among them Denis Sassou Nguesso, accusing them of having misappropriated public funds, and claiming that the proceeds had been […]

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Procedures & Milestones : Moppani Copper Mines – Zambia

Le 20 November 2014

12 April 2011: Sherpa (France), the Centre for Trade Policy and Development (CTPD) (Zambia), the Declaration of Berne (DdB) (Switzerland), l’Entraide missionnaire (Canada) and Mining Watch Canada filed a complaint against the companies Glencore International AG and First Quantum Minerals Ltd to the Swiss and Canadian national contact points (NCPs) for breach of the OECD […]

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Procedures & Milestones : Michelin in India, the civil society is heard?

Le 20 November 2014

July 10, 2012: Submission of the NCP by Sherpa, Tamil Nadu Land Rights Federation – TNLRF (India), Thervoy Grama Makkal Munnerta Nala Sanga (India) CCFD – Terre Solidaire (France), Confédération Générale du Travail – CGT (France)20/09/2012 : Acceptance of admissibility of the entry by the NCP; November 16, 2012: Petition against Michelin put on line: available […]

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Procedures & Milestones : DLH-Liberia

Le 17 November 2014

18 November 2009: SHERPA, Global Witness, Greenpeace France, Friends of the Earth, and Alfred Bronwell brought a complaint before the Prosecutor of the Republic of Nantes (France) against the companies DLH France and DLH Nordisk A/S, subsidiaries of the Dalhoff, Larsen and Horneman (DLH) Group, to denounce their purchasing policy in Liberia during the civil […]

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