Sudan: 21 refugees file lawsuit against BNP Paribas in US alleging complicity in Sudanese genocide

Author: Jonathan Stempel, Reuters, Published on: 28 May 2019

"BNP Paribas must face revived lawsuit over Sudanese genocide", 22 May 2019

A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday revived a lawsuit against BNP Paribas SA by alleged victims of a genocidal regime in Sudan, who sought to hold the French bank liable for aiding in the government’s atrocities... Twenty-one refugees now living in the United States filed the proposed class action against BNP Paribas in 2016, over its role as the Sudan regime’s main bank from 1997 to 2007. They said BNP Paribas’ processing of thousands of illegal transactions through its New York offices furthered the regime’s campaign of murder, mass rape, torture and deliberate HIV infection against its own people.

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