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

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 and the French directors of its subsidiary, Qatari QDVC. A preliminary investigation was launched in April 2015 by the Nanterre public prosecutor.

On January 31, 2018, the Public Prosecutor decided to close the preliminary investigation.

This decision is not a surprise. We will continue our work to bring light on the workers’ situation in Qatar. We will take action and file a complaint with a claim for criminal indemnification so the case can be referred to an investigating judge

said Sandra Cossart, Sherpa’s director.

Contact :
Clara Gonzales : 01 42 21 33 25

[1] Plainte avec constitution de partie civile

[2] Parquet de Nanterre