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The Swiss Responsible Business Initiative will be presented to the Swiss authorities today. The 80 civil society organiz...
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Initiative to improve corporate accountability

05.10.2016 - (Last modified: 23.02.2017)
#Inimulti Human rights violations committed by multinationals in Switzerland regularly make the headlines: inhumane wor...
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Stop Pillage: What is looting?

31.05.2016 - (Last modified: 18.10.2016)
The practice of pillage Since the end of the Cold War, the illegal exploitation of natural resources has become a key s...
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Caterpillar SA

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 07.10.2016)
In March 2011, TRIAL International and the Palestinian NGO Al-Haq supported six Palestinian families with their filing...
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Argor-Heraeus SA and Hussar Limited

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 11.06.2019)
In partnership with the NGOs Open Society Justice Initiative and Conflict Awareness Project, TRIAL International, filed a report against Argor-Heraeus SA before the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland in November 2013. That company was accused of refining nearly three tonnes of gold pillaged by rebels in the north of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DR...

Germain Katanga

18.04.2016 - (Last modified: 20.04.2018)
facts Germain Katanga, alias ”Simba”, was born on 28 April 1978 in the district of Ituri, in the Democratic Republic of...
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The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAGS) decided not to further prosecute the Swiss precious metals company Argor-Heraeus SA, that handled dirty African gold. While Swiss authorities acknowledged that Argor did refine looted gold and violated its duty of diligence, the case was nonetheless closed, a decision met with disbelief by the three NGOs working...

Argor case: UK Authorities Called to Act following Swiss Ruling

05.02.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
A key ruling by the Swiss Federal Criminal Court has given momentum to a war crimes case against the Swiss gold refining...
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Argor case: Important decision of the Federal Criminal Court

03.02.2014 - (Last modified: 12.07.2017)
The Swiss Federal Criminal Court (FCC) rendered a decision on the Argor case on January 24, 2014. It reveals that a search was conducted on the premises of the Swiss refining company on November 4, 2013, following the opening of proceedings on alleged aggravated money laundry and complicity in the looting of raw materials. Documentation and computers were seized on th...

Stop Pillage: TRIAL welcomes the opening of an investigation

05.11.2013 - (Last modified: 13.07.2017)
TRIAL and its partners Open Society Justice Initiative and Conflict Awareness Project welcome the decision of the Swiss...
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TRIAL (Track Impunity Always) has submitted to the Swiss Federal Prosecutor a criminal denunciation against the precious...
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