Author: Administrateur Sherpa

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

Advocacy, Front page, Press release-en

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

Read More

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

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

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

Read More

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...

Read More

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

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

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

Read More

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...

Read More

Violation of workers’ rights at Samsung: NGOs barred from court

Front page, Labor rights and Modern slavery, Press release-en, Strategic litigation, Strengthening corporate accountability

Paris, April 8th,2021 – NGOs Sherpa and ActionAid France’s claim against Samsung France on the ground of deceptive marketing...

Read More

First court decision in the climate litigation against Total: A promising interpretation of the French Duty of Vigilance Law

Environment and Climate, Front page, Research and Studies

This blogpost was originally published on 26 March 2021 as part of the Business and Human Rights Resource Centre series on mandatory human...

Read More

Bolloré/Socapalm : the judge rules in favor of the NGOs !

Access to justice, Environment and Climate, Front page, Labor rights and Modern slavery, Press release-en, Strategic litigation

Paris, March 25th, 2021 – While Bolloré tried to have the NGOs’ claim dismissed, the judge agreed with the NGOs. She...

Read More

Amazon indigenous communities and international NGOs sue supermarket giant Casino over deforestation and human rights violations

Environment and Climate, Front page, Press release-en, Strategic litigation

Indigenous groups to seek compensation for damages in first case brought against retail chain under groundbreaking French law to prevent...

Read More

Climate change litigation against Total: a first victory for the NGOs and local authorities

Environment and Climate, Front page, Press release-en

Paris, 11 February 2021 – In the climate change litigation against Total, the tribunal ruled in favour of the 5 NGOs and 14 local...

Read More

POINT OF VIEW – Government tried and tested by the imaginative forces of law

Access to justice, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement litigation, Front page, Sherpa in the media

Point of View published in the French newspaper Ouest-france By February 2 at the latest, the Prime Minister will decide on the ministerial...

Read More