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Civil society calls on G7 countries to renew commitment to business and human rights at Ise-Shima Summit

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

April 15, 2016 To the countries of the Group of Seven (G7): We, the undersigned representatives of civil society, are concerned that the...

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Opening of the Luxleaks Trial: Whistleblowers are Bearing the Cost of Secrecy

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Tax evasion

Press Release – 22 April 2016    The trial of Antoine Deltour and the other two defendants in the Luxleaks case (1), including...

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Trade Secrets: The Opposition Asks National Governments to Reject the Draft Directive

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Protecting the public debate

Brussels, Paris – 20 April 2016   The first reading of the Draft Directive on the protection of trade secrets, adopted last...

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Europe’s Answer to the Panama Papers? A New Right to Secrecy for Multinational Corporations

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Protecting the public debate

Today, 14 April, the European Parliament adopted (1) the Trade Secrets Directive. This Directive, which is supposed to protect companies...

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Public Country-by-Country Reporting: The European Commission’s Mixed Proposal

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Tax evasion

One week after the first ‘Panama Papers’ revelations, the European Commission published a patchy proposal for public country-by-country...

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MEPs, On 14 April, #SayNo, #StopTradeSecrets, Protect our Freedoms and Defend the General Interest!

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Protecting the public debate

Will MEPs reject the Directive on the « protection » of trade secrets on Thursday?   Today, Tuesday 12 April, thanks to a...

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Sapin 2 Bill – The Recommendations of Civil Society Organizations Specializing in the Fight Against Corruption and Tax Evasion

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement

  24 March 2016 As the French Council of Ministers is about to meet, on 30 March, several civil society organizations wish to make...

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Duty of Care of Corporations: Despite pressure from the AFEP, the bill is moving forward

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 24 March 2016 On Wednesday, 23 March, the French National Assembly passed the bill on the duty of care of parent companies and...

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EITI Governance Failures Threaten Independent Civil Society

-Press release-en, Access to justice, Advocacy

Paris, february 25th Yesterday in Lima, on the eve of the 2016 Global EITI conferen representatives took a principled stance to boycott...

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Jail term for villagers opposing Bolloré/Socfin’s palm oil plantations in Sierra Leone as trial of French journalists starts in Paris

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Protecting the public debate

Press release, February 10th 2016 A day before the start of yet another trial brought on the Bolloré Group against French journalists,...

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Samsung, the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, is being prosecuted for deceptive commercial practices

-Press release-en, Labor rights and Modern slavery, Strategic litigation

Paris, 17 December 2015 Sherpa has been investigating alleged human rights violations in Samsung factories since 2013. After an initial...

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No immunity for Teodoro Obiang: a trial is imminent

-Press release-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation

Paris, 15 December 2015 The judgment delivered today by the Court of Cassation constitutes a doubly important and historic stage. Firstly,...

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NGOs Urge RCMP to Investigate Kinross Over Reports of Corruption in Africa

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement

  Ottawa/Paris, December 10, 2015. MiningWatch Canada and the French anti-corruption association Sherpa announced today that they have...

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Sherpa is joining the suit brought against AREVA for corruption of foreign public officials as a civil party

-Press release-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation

Paris, 8 December 2015 In 2007, AREVA bought URAMIN, a company which owns operating licenses in South Africa, Namibia and the Central...

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Rejection of the law on the duty of care: the Senate votes for upholding the impunity of multinationals

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Strengthening corporate accountability

On 18 November 2015, the senators have rejected, in a tense atmosphere, the proposed law relating to the duty of care of parent companies...

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