Author: Administrateur Sherpa

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

-Press release-en, Front page

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

-Non classé-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Corruption and embezzlement, Laundering, Laundering, 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 his...

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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

-Press release-en, Front page

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

-Press release-en, Front page

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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Off the hook? How business lobbies against liability for human rights and environmental abuses

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Front page

Paris, 21 June 2021 – Corporate lobbyists are fighting a proposed EU law that seeks to hold companies accountable for human rights...

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Supreme Court hearing on Lafarge/Syria: Crucial verdict expected on corporate responsibility

-Press release-en, Front page, International crimes, Strategic litigation

Paris/Berlin, 8 June 2021 – Following today’s hearing on French company Lafarge and its involvement in the armed conflict in Syria...

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Creating a Public Authority to Enforce the Duty of Vigilance Law: A Step Backward?

Advocacy, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

Sherpa publishes an analysis and recommendations with respect to the potential creation of an authority in charge of enforcing the French...

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Appeal trial of Rifaat al Assad in the Syrian Ill-Gotten Gains case

-Press release-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Corruption and embezzlement, Front page, Laundering, Laundering

Paris, 5 May 2021 – Sherpa as civil claimant will take part in Rifaat al Assad’s appeal trial, which opens today. The...

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Sherpa Position Paper on the draft law “programming on solidarity development and the fight against global inequalities

Laundering, Laundering, Research and Studies, Tax evasion, Tax evasion

Restitution of assets resulting from corruption to affected countries For the past 15 years, Sherpa points out the importance of adopting a...

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Sherpa files a complaint before the French National Financial Prosecutor’s Office in a Lebanese Ill-Gotten Gains case.

-Press release-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Corruption and embezzlement, Front page, Laundering, Laundering

Paris, 3 May 2021 – Sherpa, represented by its lawyers Maîtres William Bourdon and Amélie Lefebvre, is filing a complaint before...

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Sherpa requests the opening of a judicial investigation with the status of civil claimant in the case of India’s Rafale deal

-Press release-en, Corruption and embezzlement, Corruption and embezzlement, Front page, Laundering, Laundering

Paris, 28 April 2021 — SHERPA, represented by its lawyers Maîtres William Bourdon and Vincent Brenghart, is filing a complaint and...

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