Strategic litigation

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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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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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 Union formally 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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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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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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Malta Files: call for an investigation to the Attorney General of Malta

Le 4 October 2018

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Paris, 04/10/2018 –  The French and Maltese Anti-Corruption Organizations Sherpa and Il-Kenniesa request the Attorney General of Malta  to open an investigation into the facts revealed by the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) network and the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). According to EIC, between 2008 and 2015, a 26 million oil tanker called “Agdash” […]

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Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public

Le 26 July 2018

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Panama Papers: Maltese Attorney General should make the Egrant Inquiry Report public The French and Maltese anti-corruption organisations, Sherpa and Il-Kenniesa request from the Attorney General of Malta the full publication of the Egrant Inquiry Report. This judicial inquiry cleared the name of the Maltese Prime Minister and his relatives following allegations regarding their involvement […]

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Indictment of Lafarge : New York Times & The Guardian

Le 17 July 2018

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French Cement Giant Lafarge Indicted on Terror Financing Charge in Syria, New York Times, 28 juin 2018 Lafarge charged with complicity in Syria crimes against humanity, The Guardian, 28 juin 2018

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Council of Europe should evaluate Malta taking into account the revelations of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the Forbidden Stories consortium

Le 13 July 2018

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Council of Europe should evaluate Malta taking into account the revelations of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia and the Forbidden Stories consortium Paris, July 13th 2018 – The French and Maltese anti-corruption organizations, Sherpa and Il-Kenniesa, request to MONEYVAL, a monitoring body of the Council of Europe entrusted with the task of assessing compliance with the […]

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Landmark decision: company Lafarge indicted – complicity in crimes against humanity included

Le 28 June 2018

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LANDMARK DECISION: COMPANY LAFARGE INDICTED – COMPLICITY IN CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY INCLUDED Paris, June 28, 2018 – Today, cement company Lafarge was indicted by investigative judges on charges of complicity in crimes against humanity, financing of a terrorist enterprise, and endangerment of people’s lives. The indictment of the company itself comes after eight Lafarge former […]

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SAMSUNG: Sherpa and ActionAid France file a second lawsuit following the closing of the case by the public prosecutor

Le 25 June 2018

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SAMSUNG: Sherpa and ActionAid France file a second lawsuit following the closing of the case by the public prosecutor  June 25, 2018 – Sherpa and ActionAid France – Peuples solidaires file this “civil party” lawsuit[1] for misleading advertising seeking the instruction of an investigating judge. The gap between Samsung’s ethical commitments and the violations of workers’ fundamental rights alleged to […]

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