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Open letter on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT)

Le 9 December 2019

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Open letter on the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) Dear Ministers, Commissioners, Members of Parliament and of the European Parliament, We are writing to you as concerned civil society groups and trade unions from member states of the Energy Charter Conference, which will hold its annual meeting in Brussels over the next two days (10-11 December […]

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« Ill-Gotten Gains » Riffat al-Assad, uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will stand trial in France for money laundering allegedly using funds to the detriment of the Syrian people

Le 6 December 2019

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Press Release – December 6, 2019 « Ill-Gotten Gains » Riffat al-Assad, uncle of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, will stand trial in France for money laundering allegedly using funds to the detriment of the Syrian people On December 9, 2019, opens the trial of Rifaat al-Assad, the first and only member of the Al Assad dynasty […]

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French court narrows charges against Lafarge

Le 7 November 2019

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PRESS RELEASE French court narrows charges against Lafarge Paris, 7 November 2019 – Today, the Investigation Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeals revoked the indictment of French company Lafarge for complicity in crimes against humanity committed in Syria and Iraq – in particular by the “Islamic State” (IS). However, the judges upheld the indictment […]

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Blog Post – Key legal obstacles around jurisdiction for victims seeking justice remain in the Revised Draft treaty

Le 4 November 2019

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Sandra Cossart and Lucie Chatelain wrote a blog post on the Revised Draft treaty, “Key legal obstacles around jurisdiction for victims seeking justice remain in the Revised Draft treaty”, published on November 4, 2019 on the Business and Human Right Ressource Center blog as part of its symposium on the revised draft of a binding treaty on business […]

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Samsung’s indictment: Fighting transnational corporation’s human right’s violations through consumer law

Le 4 November 2019

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Clara Gonzalez and Marie-Laure Guislain, litigation officers at Sherpa published a blog post ” Samsung’s indictment in France : Fighting transnational corporation’s human right’s violations trhough consumer law” on August 30, 2019 on the Freedom Fund blog. “One of the most ethical companies in the world” versus the dramatic reality in the factories With consumers increasingly […]

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French court rejects ECCHR and SHERPA’s admissibility in the Lafarge/Syria case : Organizations to appeal decision at French Supreme Court

Le 24 October 2019

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Press release French court rejects ECCHR and SHERPA’s admissibility in the Lafarge/Syria case. Organizations to appeal decision at French Supreme Court. Paris, 24 October 2019 – Today, the Investigation Chamber of the Paris Court of Appeals rejected the nonprofit organizations Sherpa and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights’ (ECCHR) admissibility as civil parties in […]

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Time for constructive engagement from the EU and Member States on the content of the Revised Draft of the UN Binding Treaty

Le 14 October 2019

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Paris, October 14, 2019. More than ever, citizens are mobilizing for action to stop climate change and corporate activities damaging our shared environment, health and future. Fires in the Amazon point to complicity of mining, agribusiness and the food industry in demand and supply of products and materials causing deforestation and violence against human rights […]

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Open letter – Corporate capture of global governance : The World Economic Forum – UN partnership agreement is a dangerous threat to UN System

Le 18 September 2019

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Corporate capture of global governance: The World Economic Forum (WEF)-UN partnership agreement is a dangerous threat to UN System Open letter to Mr António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations   We the undersigned call on you to terminate the recently signed United Nations-World Economic Forum strategic partnership agreement. We are very concerned that […]

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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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