Press Release / Nov. 13, 2009

Media launch of a legal complaint against French timber company

Global Witness and Sherpa invite you to the press launch of a legal complaint which has been lodged before a Public Prosecutor in France against a French timber company. The launch will take place on 18 November, 2009 at 14:30 at the Best Western Premier Opéra Diamond Hotel, Paris. 

Extensive and compelling evidence has been compiled detailing the purchasing of illegally obtained timber by a French company in contravention of French law and with knowledge of the timber's illegal origin. Global Witness and Sherpa are joined on the complaint by Greenpeace France, Amis de la Terre and a prominent Liberian activist.

Patrick Alley, Director of Global Witness, William Bourdon, President of Sherpa and representatives from the other organisations, will make presentations outlining details of the legal complaint. This will be followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and make contributions.

The launch will take place at 14.30 on Wednesday 18 November, at the Best Western Premier Opéra Diamond Hotel, 4, rue de la Pépinière, 75008 Paris. As spaces are limited and for security reasons, please can you provide the name of the person attending the launch to: