Protecting the public debate

The impunity of economic actors is often the result of strategies implemented by these same actors to limit the regulation of their sector and hamper public debate on their activities. Sherpa seeks to expose these strategies, such as SLAPPs, corporate capture and investment arbitration, and advocates for strict regulations to protect the public debate.

Time to rethink – Stop the EU-Mercosur agreement!

Advocacy, Protecting the public debate

Paris, 29 June 2020 – Negotiations between the EU and Mercosur countries (Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay), underway for over...

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Ending Gag Lawsuits in Europe Protecting Democracy and Fundamental Rights

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

The problem: gag lawsuits against public interest defenders The EU must end gag lawsuits used to silence individuals and organisations that...

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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

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

Corporate capture of global governance: The World Economic Forum (WEF)-UN partnership agreement is a dangerous threat to UN System Open...

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Bollore SLAPP suits: Socfin and Socapalm withdrew their appeal in the defamation proceedings against Sherpa, ReAct and Mediapart

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

Press release – 14th FEBRUARY 2019 Bollore SLAPP suits: Socfin and Socapalm withdrew their appeal in the defamation proceedings against...

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Rafales deal in India : once more, a smear campaign is launched against Sherpa following our complaint against Dassault

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

Once more, a smear campaign is launched against SHERPA following the complaint filed in the Rafale case. SHERPA is used to initiatives...

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Sherpa, React, Mediapart, Le Point & l’Obs facing a defamation suit filed by one of Bolloré’s company, Socfin

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

January 25 2018 Public hearings will take place on the 25th and 26th of January before the 17th Chamber of the High Court of Paris....

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Op-ed – We won’t be silenced by Bolloré gag suits!

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

We won’t be silenced by Bolloré gag suits! Today, a court in Paris will begin hearing the defamation suit that the Luxembourg-based...

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SLAPPs brought by VINCI against Sherpa: A New Victory

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

Paris, 4 July 2017 On 28 June 2017, the Paris Cour of Appeal rejected VINCI’s suit alleging that Sherpa had violated its presumption of...

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Opening of the Defamation Suit Brought by Vinci against Sherpa in the Case of the Qatar Construction Sites

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

Paris, June 22nd 2016 On Thursday June 23rd, the suit brought by VINCI Construction Grands Projets and its Qatari subsidiary QDVC against...

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#StopTradeSecrets : Before the EU Directive has even passed, some Senators try to introduce trade secret protection in the ‘Digital’ Bill

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

Paris, 26 April 2016 On Wednesday 26 April, the Senate’s Committee on Social Affairs passed an amendment introducing the notion of trade...

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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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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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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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