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

-Press release-en, Front page, Labor rights and Modern slavery, 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...

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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...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Access to justice, Advocacy, Corruption and embezzlement, 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...

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Strengthening Corporate Accountability: Toward an Ambitious European Legislation on the Duty of Vigilance

-Press release-en, Advocacy, Front page, Protecting the public debate, Research and Studies, Strengthening corporate accountability

Adopted in 2017 after a long advocacy, the French law on the duty of vigilance is a world first in the fight against the impunity of...

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