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France: NGOs file misleading advertising lawsuit against Samsung in relation to alleged labour rights violations in factories

 

On 11 January 2018, Sherpa and ActionAid France – Peuples solidaires filed a lawsuit against electronic company Samsung and its French subsidiary in front of a Paris court (Tribunal de Grande Instance). The NGOs allege that Samsung engaged in deceptive trade practices, citing contradictions between the Group's stated ethical commitments and documented labour rights violations within its factories in China and South Korea.

Samsung did not comment.

See December 2017 IPEN report on working conditions in Samsung factories in Vietnam, includes Samsung's response.