Ill Gotten Gains: complaint in Canada against twenty officials and their relatives from seven African countries

Le 8 June 2018

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Ill Gotten Gains: Sherpa and the Canadian Coalition against Ill Gotten Gains are filing a complaint in Canada against twenty officials and their relatives from seven African countries June 8, 2018 – Following the initiation of an investigation in Canada regarding the ill-gotten gains case by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Sherpa and the […]

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Submission from SHERPA and ECCHR on an indictment of Lafarge for complicity in crimes against humanity

Le 15 May 2018

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SUBMISSION FROM SHERPA AND ECCHR ON AN INDICTMENT OF LAFARGE FOR COMPLICITY IN CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY Paris, May 15, 2018 Sherpa and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), initiators of a criminal complaint against the cement-manufacturer Lafarge filed in conjunction with 11 former employees, argue, in a Memorandum to the investigative judges, that […]

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Investigation resumes in the case of concealment of Liberian blood timber v. DLH: an important step forward in the defense of Human Rights

Le 3 April 2018

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Press release – 29 March 2018 Investigation resumes in the case of concealment of Liberian blood timber v. DLH: an important step forward in the defense of Human Rights On March 22, the Investigation Chamber of the Montpellier’s Court of Appeal overruled the decision made by the examining magistrate in December 2017 to discontinue criminal proceedings, […]

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Ill-gotten gains: request for an investigation in Canada.

Le 1 March 2018

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PRESS RELEASE, March 1st, 2018  Ill-gotten gains: Sherpa and the Canadian Coalition against Ill-Gotten Gains collectively request an investigation about ill-gotten gains and money laundering in Canada.  Today, the NGO Sherpa has urged the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to conduct an investigation on the purchase conditions of a considerable amount of real estate in Canada, […]

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Zapotec community of Unión Hidalgo notifies OECD about probable human rights violations perpetrated by transnational company EDF

Le 15 February 2018

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PRESS RELEASE OF THE NGO ProDESC Mexico City, 8th of February 2018 Zapotec community of Unión Hidalgo notifies OECD about probable human rights violations perpetrated by transnational company EDF The indigenous community of Unión Hidalgo identified omissions and actions during the development of the wind park “Gunaá Sicarú” which could violate their human rights. The […]

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VINCI: Sherpa will file a complaint with a claim for criminal indemnification following the closing of the case by the public prosecutor

Le 6 February 2018

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February 6 2018 PRESS RELEASE VINCI: SHERPA WILL FILE A COMPLAINT WITH A CLAIM FOR CRIMINAL INDEMNIFICATION[1] FOLLOWING THE CLOSING OF THE CASE BY THE PUBLIC PROSECUTOR[2] On March 23, 2015, Sherpa filed a complaint for forced labor and servitude on construction sites in Qatar, notably for the World Cup, against Vinci Construction Grands Projets […]

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

Le 30 January 2018

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[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. Follow with #OnNeSeTairaPas #Bolloré Today 25th of January, Sherpa’s trial for defamation will begin at 1:30 pm. The Luxembourg-based company Socfin is suing Sherpa for having published a press release on villagers’ claims against the activities […]

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

Le 25 January 2018

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We won’t be silenced by Bolloré gag suits! Today, a court in Paris will begin hearing the defamation suit that the Luxembourg-based holding company Socfin and its Cameroonian subsidiary Socapalm have brought against three French media outlets (Mediapart, L’Obs and Le Point) and two NGOs (Sherpa and ReAct) over articles about protests by rural residents […]

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Samsung target of a lawsuit that would expose human rights violations

Le 11 January 2018

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Sherpa and ActionAid France – Peuples solidaires new lawsuit would reveal violations of workers’ fundamental rights in the smartphone leader’s factories, while consumers have just bought SAMSUNG products for Christmas Sherpa and ActionAid France – Peuples solidaires have been investigating on these alleged violations since 2012. Today, we are filing a lawsuit for misleading advertising […]

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Transnational Law Seminar Series: ‘The case of LafargeHolcim in Syria’

Le 17 November 2017

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Marie-Laure Guislain, head of litigation at Sherpa’s Globalisation and Human Rights Program, will intervene at King’s College London, on November 20th, to explain the complaint we filled against the LafargeHolcim company for funding terrorism, complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity. This semester the Transnational Law Seminar Series will explore the shifts in the […]

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Equatorial Guinea Trial Casts Spotlight on Scrappy French Watchdog

Le 11 November 2017

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Voices of America, November 11th   PARIS — For Sherpa, a scrappy French monitoring group that is thinly staffed, no multinational is too powerful, and no head of state untouchable as it seeks economic and social change through the courts. It accuses a major bank of complicity in Rwanda’s genocide and a cement manufacturer of helping […]

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Organisations Ask Prime Minister Trudeau To Take Action on Corruption

Le 30 October 2017

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(Paris/Ottawa, October 30, 2017) French anti-corruption organisation Sherpa and Canadian mining watchdog MiningWatch Canada today released a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, raising their concerns regarding the apparent failure of Canadian authorities to investigate serious allegations of bribery regarding Kinross Gold’s mining activities in Mauritania. The organisations had submitted a detailed report and supporting […]

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Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system

Le 28 September 2017

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Find here the complete report : Corruption in Mauritania, a gigantic evaporation system  

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Involvement of the BNP Paribas in the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda : Opening of the legal inquiry and nomination of an investigation judge

Le 26 September 2017

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 Involvement of the BNP Paribas in the Tutsi genocide in Rwanda : Opening of the legal inquiry and nomination of an investigation judge   Paris, 26th of September 2017 : Following the complaint Sherpa, the Collectif des parties civiles pour le Rwanda (CPRC or coalition of civil parties for Rwanda) and IBUKA France lodge against BNP Paribas […]

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7-8 September | International Corporate Accountability Roundtable Seventh Annual Meeting and Reception

Le 4 September 2017

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Sandra Cossart, head of programmes at Sherpa, will participate at the International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) Seventh Annual Meeting and Reception in Washington on the 7th and 8th of September 2017. She’ll be kick-off discutant at the workshop on access to remedy on September 7th.   Find the complete agenda here.

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