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Swiss authorities are willing to prosecute Swiss economic actors for war crime of pillage, according to an op-ed by Attorney General Stefan Blättler in the newspaper Le Temps, published on July 13th, 2022. Our director Philip Grant explains why this announcement is groundbreaking  

Thank you for your support in 2020!

21.12.2020 - (Last modified: 09.06.2021)
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A message from Philip Grant, Executive Director   Dear friends, The year 2020 has been unsettling in numerou...
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Did Swiss businessman Christoph Huber commit pillage – a war crime under international law – by purchasing minerals from...
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In March 2011, TRIAL International assisted six Palestinian families with their criminal complaint against the Swiss sub...
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Towards ending corporate impunity?

16.10.2020 - (Last modified: 26.11.2020)
On November 29th, Swiss citizens will be called to the polls. They will notably be asked to vote on the Responsible Busi...
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In November 2013, for the first time in its history, TRIAL International initiated proceedings against a company before...
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Pillage, an international crime with disastrous consequences

01.10.2020 - (Last modified: 13.11.2020)
A message from Elisa Quiroz, Legal Advisor, International Litigation and Investigation   Dear friends, When...
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BNP Paribas

27.07.2020 - (Last modified: 01.04.2022)
FACTS From 2002 to 2008, BNPP was the primary foreign bank of the Sudanese government. During this time, Sudanese government forces and its militia called the Janjaweed were engaged in an armed conflict with rebel groups. They systematically targeted civilians belonging to the same non-Arab ethnic groups as the rebels (particularly the Masalit, Fur and Zaghawa), in D...
On 21 May 2020, TRIAL International filed a criminal complaint (“dénonciation pénale”) for complicity in pillage against...
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Torn apart and bled dry since the fall of Colonel Gaddafi, Libya is a paradise for smugglers. TRIAL International and Pu...
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Profits should not trump human rights

16.12.2019 - (Last modified: 20.02.2020)
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A message from Benedict de Moerloose, Head of International Investigations and Litigation Program Switzerland often hig...
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Inhumane working conditions, child labor and pollution from mines: the IniMulti initiative submitted in 2016 aims to put...
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