Strategic litigation

Teodorin Nguema Obiang indicted in the case of the ill-gotten gains

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

Paris, 20 March 2014 – On Wednesday 19 March 2014, Teodorin Nguema Obiang, Equatorial Guinea’s vice president was indicted by the...

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Complaint accuses international timber company DLH of trading illegal timber and funding Liberian war

-Press release-en, International crimes, Strategic litigation

Paris, 13 March 2014 – Sherpa, Global Witness, Greenpeace France and Liberian NGO Green Advocates have today filed a legal complaint...

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Ill-Gotten gains – Syria

Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation

The facts… In 1970, Hafez Al-Assad led a coup d’état to seize power and remained in power until his death in 2000. He was succeeded by...

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Samsung in China: an attack on the fundamental rights of workers

Labor rights and Modern slavery, Strategic litigation

Country: China, South Korea and Vietnam Company targeted: Samsung France and Samsung Electronics Ltd in Korea Facts The unprecedented...

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African money laundering: Sherpa files a complaint against a BNP Paribas subsidiary in Monaco

-Press release-en, Laundering, Strategic litigation

Paris, on 13 November 2013 On 12 November 2013, Sherpa filed a complaint against BNP Paribas Wealth Management in Monaco with the Public...

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Sherpa supports Nigerien civil society for the renegotiation of the uranium mining agreement between Niger and the Areva group.

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

In the wake of warnings sent out by local Nigerien associations in 2003 and after assessing numerous violations of workers’ safety,...

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Michelin in India: the civil society is heard ?

Environment and Climate, Strategic litigation

The Facts… The Michelin enterprise’s work lies across 69 production sites in 18 countries, particularly in India. There, the...

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The Mopani Affair: Tax Evasion in the Copper Mines of Zambia

Strategic litigation, Tax evasion

The Facts… Mopani Copper Mines is the largest copper and cobalt mining company in Zambia. In 2009, the Zambian government conducted...

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The Financing of Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign : Somewhere between corruption and influence peddling

Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation

The Facts… Shunned by the international community for two decades, Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who came to power in Libya in 1969...

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COMILOG Faces a Group of Former Employees

Labor rights and Modern slavery, Strategic litigation

Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Company targeted: Comilog   An overview of the facts and proceedings…  The COMILOG...

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Ill-Gotten Gains – Congo Brazzaville

Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation

The Facts… Denis Sassou Nguesso became president of the Republic of the Congo in 1997 in the wake of a coup d’état and in a context of...

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Ill-Gotten Gains : Gabon

Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation

The Facts… President of the Gabonese Republic from 1967 to 2009, Omar Bongo Ondimba ruled Gabon against a continuous backdrop of...

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Health of uranium miners at AREVA sites in Gabon and Niger

Labor rights and Modern slavery, Strategic litigation

The Facts… AREVA is a public limited company, 85% owned by the French state. It set up in Gabon and Niger, two uranium-rich...

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Uganda Dam project: The EIB in breach of its own operational policies

Environment and Climate, Strategic litigation

The Facts… The Bujagali Hydroelectric project involves the construction and operation of a dam and hydroelectric power plant on the...

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Ill-gotten Gains – Equatorial Guinea

Corruption and embezzlement, Strategic litigation

Facts: President of Equatorial Guinea since 1979, Teodorin Obiang Nguema governs an authoritarian regime where corruption remains a major...

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