Climate litigation against Total: the Versailles Court of Appeal confirms the jurisdiction of the judicial court

Access to justice, Environment and Climate, Front page, Non classé-en, Press release-en, Strategic litigation

Paris, 18 November 2021 – In the climate litigation brought by 5 NGOs and 13 local authorities against Total, the Versailles Court of...

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Rifaat Al Assad sentenced in France for his Ill-Gotten Gains allegedly fled to Syria

Advocacy, Front page, Press release-en

Paris, October 11, 2021 – The Syrian regime’s former dignitary recently sentenced in France to 4 years in prison for laundering...

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Sherpa would support a European Parliament’s request to stem the corruption suffered by the Lebanese people and take sanctions against corrupted lebanese officials

Advocacy, Press release-en

Paris, September 14, 2021 – This Tuesday, the MEPs will assess with the High Representative Borrell (1) the political and...

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CSOs and labour unions call for the EU to confront systemic flaws of private social auditing and glaring accountability gaps.

Front page, Non classé-en, Press release-en, Strengthening corporate accountability

In an open letter, 15 human rights organisations and labour unions, including Sherpa, are jointly urging EU policymakers, including Didier...

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Historic victory before French Supreme Court on the indictment of multinational Lafarge for complicity in crimes against humanity

Front page, International crimes, Press release-en, Strategic litigation, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris/Berlin, 7 September 2021 – Today, France’s highest court, the Cour de cassation, decided that Lafarge’s indictment for...

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NGOs call out to Perenco: end the opacity to put a stop to the impunity of the multinational

Access to justice, Environment and Climate, Front page, Press release-en, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, 28 July 2021 – In a letter made public today, Sherpa, Friends of the Earth France and Avocats sans Frontières call the oil...

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Lafarge/Syria: French Supreme Court decision postponed to 7 September 2021

Front page, Press release-en

Paris/Berlin, 15 July 2021 – Today, the French Supreme Court (Cour de cassation) was expected to issue its decision in the case against...

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Procedures & Milestones: Ill-Gotten gains in Syria

Corruption and embezzlement advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement litigation, Laundering, Laundering, Non classé-en, Strategic litigation

Fact : 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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French Justice opens a judicial investigation and tasks judge with investigating the controversial sale of Rafale fighter jets to India on “corruption” suspicions

Front page, Press release-en

Paris, July, 5th 2021 — As a result of the complaint accompanied by criminal indemnification (partie civile) filed by Sherpa April,...

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Complaint against 4 textile giants for forced labour of Uyghurs: French justice opens an investigation for concealment of crimes against humanity

Front page, Press release-en

Paris, 2 July 2021 – The French judiciary announced yesterday that it has opened an investigation into the crime of concealment of...

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[Webinar] Asset restitutions in France: what solutions for Syria?

Front page

After a long advocacy, France has finally adopted a mechanism for the restitution of ill-gotten gains to poor populations! To celebrate the...

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