FRENCH CEMENT COMPANY LAFARGE LOSES BID TO DISMISS ‘CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY’ CASE IN SYRIA

On 7 September, France 24 reported that France’s top court has overturned a decision by a lower court to dismiss charges brought against cement giant Lafarge for complicity in crimes against humanity in Syria’s civil war.  It is accused of paying nearly €13 million to jihadist groups including the Islamic State (IS) to keep its cement factory in northern Syria running through the early years of the country’s war.

https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20210907-french-firm-lafarge-loses-bid-to-dismiss-crimes-against-humanity-case-in-syria

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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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