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VINCI: Sherpa will file a complaint with a claim for criminal indemnification following the closing of the case by the public prosecutor

Le 6 February 2018

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February 6 2018 PRESS RELEASE VINCI: SHERPA WILL FILE A COMPLAINT WITH A CLAIM FOR CRIMINAL INDEMNIFICATION[1] FOLLOWING THE CLOSING OF THE CASE BY THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR[2] On March 23, 2015, Sherpa filed a complaint for forced labor and servitude on construction sites in Qatar, notably for the World Cup, against Vinci Construction Grands Projets […]

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Sherpa, React, Mediapart, Le Point & l’Obs facing a defamation suit filed by one of Bolloré’s company, Socfin

Le 30 January 2018

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[January 25 2018] Public hearings will take place on the 25th and 26th of January before the 17th Chamber of the High Court of Paris. Follow with #OnNeSeTairaPas #Bolloré Today 25th of January, Sherpa’s trial for defamation will begin at 1:30 pm. The Luxembourg-based company Socfin is suing Sherpa for having published a press release on villagers’ claims against the activities […]

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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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Samsung target of a lawsuit that would expose human rights violations

Le 11 January 2018

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Sherpa and ActionAid France – Peuples solidaires new lawsuit would reveal violations of workers’ fundamental rights in the smartphone leader’s factories, while consumers have just bought SAMSUNG products for Christmas Sherpa and ActionAid France – Peuples solidaires have been investigating on these alleged violations since 2012. Today, we are filing a lawsuit for misleading advertising […]

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Organisations Ask Prime Minister Trudeau To Take Action on Corruption

Le 30 October 2017

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(Paris/Ottawa, October 30, 2017) French anti-corruption organisation Sherpa and Canadian mining watchdog MiningWatch Canada today released a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, raising their concerns regarding the apparent failure of Canadian authorities to investigate serious allegations of bribery regarding Kinross Gold’s mining activities in Mauritania. The organisations had submitted a detailed report and supporting […]

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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

Le 26 September 2017

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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   Paris, 26th of September 2017 : Following the complaint Sherpa, the Collectif des parties civiles pour le Rwanda (CPRC or coalition of civil parties for Rwanda) and IBUKA France lodge against BNP Paribas […]

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

Le 6 July 2017

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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, in war crimes and in crimes against humanity, these NGOS joined SumOfUs in launching an international petition (available in French, English and German) calling for financial institutions to be held […]

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SLAPPs brought by VINCI against Sherpa: A New Victory

Le 4 July 2017

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Paris, 4 July 2017 On 28 June 2017, the Paris Cour of Appeal rejected VINCI’s suit alleging that Sherpa had violated its presumption of innocence, which had been brought according to Article 9-1 of the Civil Code, following Sherpa’s complaint filed in March 2015 and which alleged that VINCI CONSTRUCTION GRANDS PROJETS and the French […]

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Rwandan Genocide: Sherpa, the CPCR and Ibuka France launched a complaint against BNP Paribas on the basis of complicity in a genocide, in crimes against humanity and in war crimes.

Le 29 June 2017

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Rwandan Genocide: Sherpa, the CPCR and Ibuka France launched a complaint against BNP Paribas on the basis of complicity in a genocide, in crimes against humanity and in war crimes.   Paris, the 29th of June 2017 The associations Sherpa, the Collectif des Parties Civiles pour le Rwanda (CPCR) and Ibuka France launched a complaint […]

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Ill-Gotten Gains: The Trial of Teodoro Nguema Obiang, Son of the President of Equatorial Guinea, Finally Starts

Le 19 June 2017

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Paris, 19 June 2017 : After ten years of proceedings, the first trial in the « Ill-Gotten Gains » case will start on Monday, 19 June, at 1:30 pm.   From that date and for three weeks, the son of the President of Equatorial Guinea President, Teodoro Nguema Obiang, will be tried before the Paris Criminal court […]

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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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Public Response by Sherpa to the National Action Plan for the Implementation of UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Le 9 May 2017

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Paris, 9 May 2017 Sherpa welcomes the publication, on April 26th 2017, of a National Action Plan (NAP) for the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. We now call upon the next government to take the steps set out in the NAP, and remain attentive to the expectations of civil […]

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Lafarge admits having provided funds to armed groups in Syria

Le 2 March 2017

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Paris – March 2nd, 2017 Following our complaint for financing terrorism and complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity on November 15th 2016, LafargeHolcim admits it “provided funds to third parties to work out arrangements with a number of these armed groups, including sanctioned parties, in order to maintain operations and ensure safe passage […]

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France adopts corporate duty of vigilance law: a first historic step towards better human rights and environmental protection

Le 21 February 2017

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22 February 2017: The French Parliament adopted a much-awaited law establishing a duty of vigilance obligation for parent and subcontracting companies. The law marks an historic step towards improving corporate respect for human rights and the environment. We call on European countries, the EU institutions, and the international community to develop similar legislation. 5 years ago, […]

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Multinational Corporations’ Duty of Care: One Step Closer to the Final Adoption of the Bill

Le 6 December 2016

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Wednesday, 30th November 2016 – Yesterday, the Members of the French National Assembly passed the Bill on the duty of care of parent companies and commissioning companies on third reading. Although stakeholders were hoping for a more ambitious statute, this Bill – which has gone through an eventful legislative process for the last three years – […]

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