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24 Apr 2017


Lafarge in Syria: the conclusion of their internal report admitted the implication of the parent company

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Successive departures...from Lafarge are the first significant steps of the company towards the recognition of its liability...following Sherpa’s complaint...for funding terrorism, complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity. The internal report, by admitting the French management’s involvement, confirms...the parent company was the final decider for the human rights violations perpetrated in Syria...[T]he French duty of care bill...will now obstruct such a lack of vigilance from a parent company on its supply chain...“Soft law" solutions proposed...are way insufficient and demonstrated their inefficiency...serious human rights violations have to be judged according to hard law in order to ensure justice...

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NGOs sue cement manufacturer Lafarge in France for alleged complicity in war crimes in Syria

Syria: Lafarge's internal investigation finds serious misjudgment & neglect in dealing with armed groups; CEO resigns

Lafarge lawsuit (re complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria)