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William Bourdon (born 1956) is a French lawyer of the Paris Bar Association who practices criminal law, particularly specializing in white-collar crime, communications law and human rights. He particularly specializes in defending the victims of globalization and crimes against humanity. He has been with Bourdon Simoni Voituriez since 1979. He is widely considered one of the most powerful international lawyers Family and education William Bourdon is the son of engineer and manufacturer Philippe Bourdon, the grandson of Pierre Bourdon, former Michelin chief engineer, and the great-grandson of manufacturer Édouard Michelin, founder of groupe Michelin. He studied at Lycée Janson-de-Sailly, then at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. He holds a master's degree in (Private law) and is a graduate of Sciences Po Professional and sociopolitical activities Bourdon was Under Secretary-General (1994–1995), then Secretary-General of the Fédération internationale des droits de l'homme from 1995 to 2000. In October 2001, he founded Sherpa, whose goal is to "defend the victims of crimes committed by economic operators." He is also currently the organization's president. Sherpa is housed on the premises of France Libertés; William Bourdon is a member of the Conseil d'administration (administrative council) of France Libertés and is the longtime lawyer of Danielle Mitterrand. Bourdon was also the lawyer for Transparency International, Survie and the Fédération des Congolais de la Diaspora (FCD). He is close to associations who provide help to foreign nationals without proper papers, such as Cimade, for whom he acted as an observer in 1992.Bourdon distinguished himself in criminal law in the 1980s, for example with the defence of prostitutes in the Jobic affair, a police commissioner accused of procuring before finally being released. He then specialized in human rights (SOS Racisme, Chinese opponents, genocide in Rwanda, Augusto Pinochet; protesters, partisans of social struggle or far left militants. In 2006, he defended Sud-PTT trade unionist Cyril Ferez who, he said, "took a real beating from 15 or so CRS officers (riot police) for quite a while" during a demonstration against a controversial law concerning work and education. He also defended Yildune Lévy, a close friend of Julien Coupat in the sabotage of SNCF overhead power lines, two French detainees held at Guantánamo sentenced by French justice, or the People's Mujahedin of Iran. In 2009, Boudon defended André Barthélemy, president of "Agir Ensemble pour les Droits de l'Homme" before the criminal court of Bobigny for "direct incitement of rebellion" and "deliberately impeding the movement of an aircraft", for having opposed the manner in which two Congolese nationals were escorted back to the border.He defended police commandant Philippe Pichon, accused of leaking the police record files of two stars, D. Debbouze et Johnny Hallyday, to publicize and denounce the system's flaws. Its error rate was said to exceed 40%.In Senegal in 2000, Bourdon filed a criminal complaint and charges of torture and crimes against humanity against Hissène Habré in the name of the FIDH. In December 2008, after the failure of complaints against Omar Bongo, Denis Sassou Nguesso, and Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Sherpa and Transparency international filed a complaint against person or persons unknown on the conditions under which a lot of movable and fixed assets were acquired in France by these African heads of state. In 2005 he defended, Motassim Bilal " Hannibal " Kadhafi, son of Colonel Mouammar Kadhafi, sentenced 23 May 2005 by the 10th Chamber of the Tribunal correctionnel de Paris to four months imprisonment, suspended, for domestic violence.On 25 October 2007, he filed a defamation complaint "avec constitution de partie civile" against Jeune Afrique and its editor-in-chief, François Soudan, on behalf of Moussa Koussa, head of the Libyan foreign intelligence service. The complaint was voluntarily withdrawn 10 April 2009.The arrêt of the chambre d'accusation of Paris, the investigative arm of the court of appeal, on 20 October 2000 authorized the complaint of the victims of UTA Flight 772 against Muammar Gaddafi. Considering that "originally absolute, the immunity of heads of state has, since the end of the Second World War, had limits," Bourdon declared in an interview with Libération that the arrêt might create "confusion", since only three crimes have universally justified lifting presidential immunity: genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes: "Terrorism is a very subjective crime. If one reasons in this manner, Yasser Arafat could be pursued," observed Maître Bourdon, underlining that terrorism and narcotics trafficking were deliberately omitted when the International Criminal Court (ICC) was created. In keeping with this point, the parquet général asked the Court of Cassation to pronounce for the first time on the controversial question of the immunity of heads of state. This motion does not require suspending the current investigation. In March 2007, Bourdon appealed to voters to vote for presidential election candidate Ségolène Royal in a petition published by the Nouvel Observateur.In April 2009, he participated in a campaign meeting for the European elections of the Europe Écologie movement coalition (led by Daniel Cohn-Bendit) along with Eva Joly. He proclaimed: "I want to be free of everybody. I do not want to be part of any system." In 2012, Bourdon again grew closer to the Socialist Party and was part of François Hollande's campaign team. In 2014, he briefly joined the "Nouvelle Donne" party. In 2017, Bourdon was among the co-founders of The Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF), an organization whose aim is to defend whistleblowers, as well as strategically litigate and advocate on their behalf where their disclosures speak to the public interest of African citizens. Other biography 2000—wrote and self-published the essay La Cour pénale internationale – Le Statut de Rome (The International Criminal Court – The Statute of Rome), in which he explains and critiques, article by article, the fine points of this authority, adopted 17 July 1998 and in effect since 1 July 2002. 2001—created Sherpa, an organization which works to materialize the notion of corporate social responsibility through improving the available judicial tools. 2005—had petroleum group TotalEnergies pay €5.2 million to Burmese victims at the close of pre-trial mediation proceedings. 2006—appeared as himself, a lawyer for the African parties civiles (civil parties) in the film Bamako by Abderrahmane Sissako, in which he presents oral arguments against the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the film's conclusion. Since December 2006 he has also been co-president of the Société des lecteurs de Libération (SLL) with Zina Rouabah. 2014—published the "Little book of civil disobedience" through JCLattès. Discuss.... Discover the Danielle Bourdon popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Danielle Bourdon books.

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    Greg Habstritt & Napoleon Hill

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    Lexy Timms

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    Roxie Noir

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    The Art of War

    Sun Tzu

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    Sierra Cross

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    Margaret Morrison

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    Roger Stelljes

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    L. Frank Baum

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    Kristin MacQueen

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    David J Antocci

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    Bram Stoker

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    Lexy Timms

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    Meghan O'Flynn

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    Addy Osmani & GoLimitlesss

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    Kate Meader

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    Michael Gordon

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    Colleen Hoover

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    Roma Cordon

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    Zoey Locke

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    Ben Leighton

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    Khardine Gray

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    Molly O'Hare

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    Lila Monroe

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    W.J. May

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    Lexy Timms

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    Jenna Jacob

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    Holy Bible

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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    Lexy Timms

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    Jane Austen

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    Lacey Silks

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    The Holy Bible - King James Version

    King James

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    The Scarlet Letter

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    Death at Hazel House

    Betty Rowlands

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    The Great Gatsby

    F. Scott Fitzgerald

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    Caught Up with the Captain

    Kait Nolan

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    School of Potential

    W.J. May

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    Wuthering Heights

    Emily Brontë

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    The Odyssey


    An Apple Books Classic edition. Homer’s eighthcentury epic poem is a companion to The Iliad . It tells the story of Odysseus, who journeys by ship for 10 years after the Trojan War...

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    All Fired Up

    Kathryn Shay

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