Accountability

PwC head ‘shocked and disappointed’ by Luanda Leaks revelations
Will Fitzgibbon · January 21, 2020

Banks, prosecutors and the head of PWC have responded to our Luanda Leaks investigation in the past two days.

Western advisers helped an autocrat’s daughter amass and shield a fortune
Ben Hallman, Kyra Gurney, Scilla Alecci and 1 more · January 19, 2020

Isabel dos Santos created a shell empire to move tainted billions — lawyers, accountants and consultants made it possible.

‘Urgent’ EU Plan to End Secret Company Ownership Poised to Miss Deadline
Simon Bowers · December 23, 2019

Countries, including Malta and Cyprus, are running out of time to comply with new rules aimed at thwarting corrupt regimes, mafia groups and terror funders.

World Bank Drags Feet in Probe of Activist’s Murder
Sasha Chavkin · December 18, 2019

Facing unclear legal risks following a U.S. court ruling, the World Bank Group has delayed releasing an internal probe into a doomed Guatemalan dam project.

Citing Panama Papers, Warren announces plan to fight global corruption
Will Fitzgibbon · December 18, 2019

The Democratic presidential hopeful pledged new laws to stamp out shell companies, and also planned to increase global collaboration to fight tax evasion.

US House Demands China Sanctions Over Uighur Crackdown
Sasha Chavkin · December 4, 2019

The US House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed a bill calling for sanctions on Chinese officials responsible for mass detentions and other human rights abuses against ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

Top Malta resignations linked to scandal over journalist murder probe
Fergus Shiel · November 26, 2019

Two government ministers and the prime minister’s chief of staff have resigned two years after the death of anti-corruption reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia. 

Australian Patients Win in Closely Watched Mesh Class Action
Spencer Woodman · November 21, 2019

Hundreds of Australian women who suffered from a controversial type of transvaginal mesh won a landmark class action lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson.

Cayman Signals Willingness to Abandon Corporate Secrecy – But Not Yet
Simon Bowers · October 10, 2019

One of the world’s most important tax havens said it will slowly move towards revealing the individuals behind tens of thousands of offshore companies.

Lawsuit Alleges ‘Brutal Conditions’ in US Immigration Detention Centers
Spencer Woodman · August 27, 2019

U.S. authorities have subjected immigrants to “horrific, inhumane, punitive, and unlawful conditions,” including extended and unwarranted isolation in solitary confinement cells.