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Law on the duty of vigilance: Frequently Asked Questions

Le 25 March 2019

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France is the very first country with a mandatory regulation for companies, establishing legal obligations to ensure respect of human rights and environments throughout their activities and business relationships. After a legislative saga, the French National Assembly finally adopted the law on the Duty of Vigilance the 21th of February 2017. The nine FAQs provide […]

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

Le 12 February 2019

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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Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system

Le 28 September 2017

Under-the-table transactions...
Find here the complete report : Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system  

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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

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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The close interdependance between transnational corporations criminality and human rights and environmental international law violations: Bhopal case lessons

Le 13 April 2017

By José Elias Esteve Molto, Associate professor of public international law and international relations, and secretary of Valencia University’s Human Rights Institute. Analysis developed within the framework of the « New Challenges of International Law » project of the Ministry of Economics and Innovation, Redes de Excelencia DER2015-69273-REDT. The author wishes to thank author Javier Moro for […]

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OPEN DATA : the extractive industries case-study

Le 8 December 2016

A spate of scandals hit the headlines in 2016, revealing the way in which some major companies have been involved in corruption, money laundering or tax evasion. The lack of corporate transparency that enables these practices needs to be tackled urgently. The huge amount lost by developing countries – essential to their development – could be used to fund basic services […]

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International corruption – changing practices: The Alstom Affair

Le 26 June 2015

In the face of illegal, corrupt behaviour that is threatening democracy, affecting social and economic development, placing an extra burden on public finances and stripping companies of their value at the expense of small shareholders and investors, questions need to be asked about the effectiveness of the means devoted to eradicating corruption. This is the […]

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Sherpa releases 46 Ideas for the regulation of transnational companies

Le 22 February 2012

Corporate Social Responsibility is still seen by many companies as a communication tool, rather than involving a real change to their strategy and aims. As scandals over corporate activities keep hitting the headlines, French organisation Sherpa acknowledges the failure of self-regulation and increases its efforts towards implementation of CSR. Sherpa‘s new book “Regulating transnational companies […]

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Public Private Partnerships and Water Multinationals practices

Le 15 July 2006

Extrait : “The following study focuses on water multinational companies (WMNCs) practices observed worldwide at each step of their contractual relations with States within Public Private Partnerships (PPP). This study intends demonstrating, through a legal perspective, how some WMNCs practices might have contributed to their actual retreat of PPP projects located in developing countries and […]

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