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Ill-gotten gains : returning misappropriated assets to the spoiled populations should have been a priority for the 2019 G7, which aims to fight global inequalities

Le 22 August 2019

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Paris, August 22, 2019 – From 24 to 26 August 2019, the G7 Summit will be held in Biarritz, in southwestern France. The G7 has made the fight against inequality this year’s fight. The G7 countries, which represent 40% of the world’s GDP, will thus look at ways to reduce inequalities in access to services […]

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Citizens demand the EU stops stalling on a treaty to ensure that businesses respect human rights

Le 19 August 2019

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Citizens demand the EU stops stalling on a treaty to ensure that businesses respect human rights This week saw the publication of the landmark revised draft of a UN treaty which aims to prevent human rights abuses by transnational corporations and other business enterprises, and close existing gaps in access to justice for victims. A […]

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Sherpa and UNI Global Union send formal notice to Teleperformance—calling on the world leader in call centers to strengthen workers’ rights

Le 24 July 2019

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  Paris, July 18, 2019 – French NGO Sherpa and the 20 million-member UNI Global Unionformally put Paris-based outsourcing giant Teleperformance on notice today that it must comply with its duty of vigilance regarding human rights. Both organisations filed the warning because they do not believe Teleperformance’s vigilance plan meets the minimum requirements of the French Law on the Duty of […]

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Violations of workers’ rights: landmark indictment of SAMSUNG France for misleading advertising

Le 3 July 2019

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Violations of workers’ rights: landmark indictment of SAMSUNG France for misleading advertising Paris, July 3rd, 2019 – After an epic judicial procedure initiated by Sherpa and ActionAid France more than 6 years ago, SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS France SAS has been indicted on misleading advertising on April 17, 2019 by an investigating judge at the Tribunal de […]

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Companies subject to the duty of vigilance under the radar of NGOs

Le 28 June 2019

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Paris, 27 June 2019 – Two years after the adoption of the French law on the duty of vigilance, Sherpa and the CCFD-Terre Solidaire regret that the French government did not set up any mechanism to monitor the law. Today, we launch the vigilance-plan.org website to identify the companies subject to the law and verify […]

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Palm oil in Cameroon : the Bolloré group sued by NGOs in an unprecedented legal action

Le 27 May 2019

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Press release – May 27th 2019 BOLLORE GROUP SUED BY NGOs IN AN UNPRECEDENTED LEGAL ACTION Palm oil in Cameroon: French courts must order the group to respect its commitments for residents and workers of the Socapalm plantations While the palm oil plantations of Socfin, a company of the Bolloré group, brings 306 million euros […]

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17 NGOs denounce threats of prosecution against French journalists investigating French weapons in Yemen

Le 14 May 2019

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PRESS RELEASE 17 NGOs denounce threaths of prosecution against French journalists investigating French weapons in Yemen Paris, 13 May 2019 –  17 humanitarian and human rights NGOs today denounced threats to press freedom after three French journalists were summoned by the French intelligence services for investigating the presence of French weapons in the conflict in […]

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Law proposal on “Ill Gotten Gains” : an essential tool

Le 8 April 2019

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LAW PROPOSAL ON « ILL GOTTEN GAINS »: an essential tool for the fight against international corruption Today the French Senate examines Senator Jean-Pierre Sueur’s law proposal on the return to the country of origin of assets resulting from transnational bribery and corruption. Sherpa stresses out the importance of the adoption of such law in France which […]

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Bollore SLAPP suits: Socfin and Socapalm withdrew their appeal in the defamation proceedings against Sherpa, ReAct and Mediapart

Le 15 February 2019

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Press release – 14th FEBRUARY 2019 Bollore SLAPP suits: Socfin and Socapalm withdrew their appeal in the defamation proceedings against Sherpa, ReAct and Mediapart On 13 February 2019, Socfin and Socapalm definitively withdrew their appeal in the defamation proceedings against Sherpa, ReAct and Mediapart. As a reminder, in 2016, the Luxembourg holding company Socfin and its […]

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VIGILANCE PLANS REFERENCE GUIDANCE: legal analysis on the duty of vigilance pioneering law

Le 12 February 2019

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VIGILANCE PLANS REFERENCE GUIDANCE: legal analysis on the pioneering duty of vigilance law   Two years after the adoption in France of the law on the duty of vigilance for parent and instructing companies, Sherpa releases its Vigilance Plans Reference Guidance, now available in English. Specially intended for stakeholders and companies liable under the duty […]

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UEFA must refuse the candidacy of Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Pavelko

Le 7 February 2019

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UEFA must refuse the candidacy of Ukrainian parliamentarian Andriy Pavelko SHERPA, in collaboration with the Ukrainian association Futures Initiatives, demands the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to reexamine Andriy Pavelko’s integration into the Union’s Executive Committee on ethical issues. Andriy Pavelko, head of the Ukrainian Football Federation and member of the Ukrainian Parliament, is […]

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Rafales deal in India : once more, a smear campaign is launched against Sherpa following our complaint against Dassault

Le 29 November 2018

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Once more, a smear campaign is launched against SHERPA following the complaint filed in the Rafale case. SHERPA is used to initiatives aiming at discrediting its action every time these actions have targeted the bribe payers of the planet, being private or public actors. It must be reminded that contrarily to what has been indicated […]

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Rafale deal in India: Sherpa has filed a complaint against Dassault

Le 23 November 2018

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On October 26, Sherpa, a French NGO, filed a complaint with the National Financial Prosecutor’s Office to clarify under which conditions 36 fighter aircraft produced by Dassault Aviation were sold to India in 2016 and the choice of its Indian partner, Reliance, a group led by a close partner of the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi. This […]

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2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar: new complaint against Vinci

Le 22 November 2018

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2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar: new complaint against Vinci Sherpa, the Comité contre l’Esclavage Moderne (CCEM) and six former Indian and Nepalese workers file today a new complaint against Vinci, Vinci Construction Grands Projets (VCGP), its Qatar subsidiary, Qatari Diar Vinci Construction (QDVC), and their executives and managers for forced labor and bonded labor, […]

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Opening of a judicial investigation in Paris in the SAMSUNG case

Le 14 November 2018

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Opening of a judicial investigation in Paris in the SAMSUNG case SAMSUNG takes responsibility and agrees to compensate workers of its South Korean factories who have serious work-related illnesses Paris, November 14, 2018 – As a judicial investigation was launched in France, Samsung has recognized exposing its workers to toxic chemicals without adequately protecting and […]

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