Let Us Put an End to Human Rights Violations: Effective Corporate Accountability Now !

Le 17 November 2015

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Paris, 17 November 2015, Sherpa has been a pioneer in the campaign for the accountability of multinational corporations since 2001. Corporations are still committing too many human rights violations. It is urgent that French institutions hold major corporations responsible for the damages caused by their subsidiaries and subcontractors abroad. The French Senate will hold a […]

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“Blood Minerals”: a large majority of French people in favor of binding legislation

Le 25 October 2015

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October 25, 2015 – On October 27, representatives from European Union governments will debate a draft regulation on the traceability of minerals from conflict areas known as “blood minerals”.  While, on this occasion, France shall present its position on this European draft for the first time, a CSA poll that appeared this October 25 shows that […]

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Duty of care of multinationals: Attempt by the Senate rapporteur to obstruct democratic debate and bury the law.

Le 13 October 2015

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  Paris, 13th October 2015 – In view of tomorrow Wednesday 14th October’s review of the proposed law pertaining to multinationals’ duty of care by the Senate’s Commission on Legislation, the rapporteur Christophe-André Frassa (Republicans) has filed a “dilatory motion”. Should it be passed, this motion could defer any debate on this law until a European directive […]

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Local partners muddy waters of Total’s offshore contracts

Le 2 September 2015

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Source : The Times- Marcus Leroux, September 1 2015 It was Bastille Day in the Republic of Congo and Total had a new contract to celebrate. The oil giant had secured a 20-year renewal on its licence to operate three offshore fields that already had produced about four million barrels of crude over a 30-year period. […]

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Open letter to Mr. Eydoux, President of the National Bar Council on a resolution of 29 and 30 May on the diligence of multinationals.

Le 21 July 2015

    21 July 2015, Dear Sir, It is with astonishment and perplexity that we read the resolution of the National Bar Council on the proposed law on the duty of care of parent companies and main contractors adopted unanimously by the General Assembly of the NBC on 29 and 30 May 2015. This resolution […]

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20 June 2014 | “Banks: Defences or sieves for money-laundering?” Symposium

Le 29 June 2015

Sherpa will take part in the symposium “Banks: Defences or sieves for money-laundering?” organised by the tax and legal havens Platform on 20 June 2014 from 9am to 1pm at Palais Bourbon, Room Colbert. Ill-gotten gains, UBS, Cahuzac, African money laundering… All these cases are shedding light upon banks’ tolerance, if not banks’ active direct […]

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International corruption – changing practices: The Alstom Affair

Le 26 June 2015

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In the face of illegal, corrupt behaviour that is threatening democracy, affecting social and economic development, placing an extra burden on public finances and stripping companies of their value at the expense of small shareholders and investors, questions need to be asked about the effectiveness of the means devoted to eradicating corruption. This is the […]

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Bribery of foreign public officials

Le 18 June 2015

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Country: South Africa, Namibia, The Central African Republic Company targeted: Areva   An overview of the facts and proceedings…  In 2007, AREVA bought UraMin, a company holding operating licenses in South Africa, Namibia, and the Central African Republic, for an amount of 1.8 billion euros, in spite of the fact that it had been estimated between 600 and 800 million euros […]

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Rana Plaza, already 2 years – Complaint against Auchan for misleading commercial practices: the associations take civil action

Le 8 June 2015

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Meeting on Wednesday 10 June 2015 in front of the Lille High Court at 11am to formally file the complaint     Press release – 8 June 2015   Our organisations filed a complaint against the distributor for misleading commercial practices, Auchan’s  communication on its ethical commitments being of a nature to mislead the consumer, positioning […]

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Le 21 May 2015

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Vote au Parlement européen pour le règlement sur les minerais issus de zones de conflit : les droits humains triomphent des lobbies industriels !

Le 20 May 2015

SRSG visits coltan mine in Rubaya
Alerte presse – 20 mai 2015- Ce mercredi 20 mai à Strasbourg, contre toute attente, les députés européens se sont prononcé en majorité pour une nouvelle législation obligatoire exigeant la transparence des entreprises sur l’origine des minerais qu’elles transforment, afin qu’elles ne contribuent pas à un conflit ou à la violation des droits humains dans les pays de provenance. […]

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Advocacy

Le 20 May 2015

Sherpa carries out advocacy actions with policy makers and economic actors in order to change the law, public policies and practices of public and private actors in order to prevent and redress human rights abuses. The main lines of Sherpa’s advocacy are relayed particularly with the help of the various organisation’s platforms of civil society […]

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Open letter to members of the European Parliament regarding European regulation of conflict minerals

Le 18 May 2015

SRSG visits coltan mine in Rubaya
18 May 2015 The European Union (EU) encompasses some 500 million consumers and represents both the largest economy and the largest economic community in the world. Each year, minerals worth millions of euros enter EU territory from some of the poorest regions in the world. No one asks any questions whatsoever about the mining methods […]

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Vinci in Qatar: Nanterre’s public prosecutor launches a preliminary investigation

Le 27 April 2015

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Paris, April 27, 2015—On March 23, 2015, Sherpa filed a complaint for forced labor and servitude against Vinci Construction Grands Projets and the French directors of its subsidiary, Qatarie QDVC, based on information gathered in Qatar. The launch of the preliminary investigation by the Nanterre public prosecutor was announced on Saturday by the press. We welcome […]

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Two years after the Rana Plaza tragedy: we must wait no longer to definitively pass the bill on the duty of care

Le 23 April 2015

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23/04/2015 On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza catastrophe, civil society organisations request that the government announce the date of examination before the Senate of the bill on the duty of care, which passed a first reading on 30 March, 2015 at the French National Assembly.  Worried that progress of the text is being delayed, […]

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