Accountability

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.

Court Rules Leaked Documents Are Fair Game in Tax Case Against Glencore
Will Fitzgibbon · August 14, 2019

Australia’s top court has rejected a move by one of the world’s most profitable companies to stop tax officials from using the Paradise Papers.

Nike’s Sweetheart Dutch Tax Deal Ignored ‘Economic Reality,’ EU Says
Simon Bowers · July 8, 2019

Europe’s competition chief has provisionally concluded that Nike paid too little tax in the Netherlands for each of the past 14 years.

FDA Releases Vast Trove of Hidden Medical Device Injury and Malfunction Reports
Ben Hallman · June 24, 2019

Manufacturers will no longer be allowed to conceal serious injuries and other malfunctions associated with implants and other medical products, from breast implants to surgical staplers from public view.

Snap Inspections Reveal ‘Egregious Violations’ in ICE Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · June 6, 2019

A scathing new report from a government watchdog has criticized US immigration authorities use of solitary confinement.

Thousands of Immigrants Suffer In US Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman, Karrie Kehoe, Maryam Saleh and 1 more · May 21, 2019

Locked for weeks or months in isolation cells, mentally ill and other vulnerable detainees from around the world are plagued by anxiety, anger, depression and suicidal impulses.