Impact

HSBC To Pay $192m Penalty For Helping Americans Evade Taxes
Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 11, 2019

Switzerland’s HSBC Private Bank admitted to encouraging wealthy Americans to hide $1.26 billion in assets from U.S. tax authorities.

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.

Malta’s PM to resign in January amid journalist murder scandal
Hamish Boland-Rudder · December 1, 2019

Joseph Muscat confirmed he will resign in January as the scandal over the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia continues to envelop his government.

Governments Respond to China Cables, Call for UN Oversight
Scilla Alecci and Hamish Boland-Rudder · November 26, 2019

Governments across the world expressed deep concerns about the treatment of ethnic minorities in the region following the publication of the China Cables.

FDA challenged over metal implants ‘public health travesty’
Sasha Chavkin · November 14, 2019

Patients who suffered debilitating immune reactions after being implanted with metal-containing devices have joined doctors, scientists and industry representatives to testify before a United States government advisory panel.

Legislation Would Force ICE to Sharply Curtail Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · November 14, 2019

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has slammed the “rampant and unnecessary overuse of solitary confinement” at U.S. immigration detention centers.

FDA recommends tough warnings for breast implants
Sasha Chavkin · October 23, 2019

U.S. health authorities have recommended that breast implant manufacturers provide stronger patient safety warnings.

US poised to crack down on anonymous shell companies
Sasha Chavkin · October 23, 2019

The United States is one step closer to putting an end to anonymous shell companies with the Corporate Transparency Act passing the House of Representatives.

India strengthens medical device regulation
Scilla Alecci · October 21, 2019

Nearly one year after the Implant Files, India’s health ministry plans to register and regulate medical devices the same way it does drugs.

Panama Papers law firm founders ‘investigated by the FBI’
Will Fitzgibbon · October 16, 2019

Court told Ramón Mossack and Jurgen Fonseca are under scrutiny by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, as the pair attempt to stop Netflix streaming The Laundromat.