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15 Nov 2016

Author:
Sherpa

Lafarge sued for financing terrorism

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Following our collected elements, Sherpa and ECCHR, as well as 11 complainants who are former syrian employees, represented by maître Marie Dosé and maître Jean-Christophe Ménard, file a complaint to become a civil party to the criminal case by action of a partie civile for

  • Financing terrorism
  • Complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity

against the parent company Lafarge for which Eric Olsen, the current CEO and Bruno Lafont, CEO at the time of the facts are held responsible and against Lafarge Cement Syria, for which Bruno Pescheux and Frédéric Jolibois are respectively held responsible.
This is the first time that NGOs file a complaint against a transnational corporation for financing terrorism and complicity of war crimes and crimes against humanity...

...By filing this complaint, civil society organizations thus are also asking the company to be prosecuted for complicity in war crime and crimes against humanity. Indeed, financing ISIS’s terrorist activities as exposing employees to atrocities committed by the jihadist group would lead the company to be complicit in war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by ISIS between Spring 2013 and the end of Summer 2014...

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