Richard Meeran in conversation with Sandra Cossart and Miriam Saage-Maaß
An expert panel will discuss legal action for corporate complicity in human rights abuses.
Particularly the implications of the landmark decision of the Cour de cassation in the Lafarge case brought by Sherpa (France) and the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (Berlin) on behalf of the victims.
Sandra Cossart is an international lawyer and Sherpa’s Executive Director. After starting her career in the EU institutions, she worked as a corporate lawyer and legal consultant in Paris, Russia and England. She joined Sherpa in 2010 and was at the forefront of some important milestones in corporate liability for human rights, bringing new strategic litigation cases and testing innovative legal ground to fight against corporate impunity. Sandra played a pivotal role in developing the ground-breaking duty of vigilance legislation adopted in France in 2017. Sandra is also assistant Lecturer at Science Po Paris and the author of many scholarly legal articles and op-ed’s. She holds degrees from Paris I, Sciences Po in Paris, the College of Europe (LLM), Inalco (Russian) and the London School of Economics.