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Lafarge / Eric Olsen and others

03.07.2019 - (Last modified: 14.07.2020)
Facts Lafarge is a French company created in 1833 and considered as a global leader in construction material and as one of the major actors in cement, aggregates and concrete production. The company is present and active in 61 countries, including Syria. It merged with the Swiss Group Holcim in July 2015. The company declares a sales annual revenue of 8,6 billion eur...
(Geneva, Berlin, New York, 3 June 2019) Three groups working on accountability for atrocity crimes – the Syrian Archiv...
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Three groups working on accountability for atrocious crimes in Syria are asking why the European Union’s sanctions regim...
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How can a war-torn country defend its natural resources from large corporations exploiting the conflict to make a profi...
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A campaign has launched in support of the Responsible Business Initiative. The participating organizations, including T...
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#IniMulti: In favor of responsible business

12.10.2016 - (Last modified: 18.10.2016)
To date, 120 of the 200 biggest Swiss corporations have no policy regarding human rights. Mandatory measures are necess...
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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...
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...
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