+Amnesty International: "If the human rights and development communities want to move beyond hand-wringing, they must get involved in in-depth, rigorous investigative work to expose, case-by-case, the invidious systems and policies that facilitate the outflow of wealth, and to connect these systems to human rights impacts."
Advocates for economic, social and cultural rights should focus on tax abuse. A contribution from Amnesty International to the openGlobalRights debate on economic and social rights. Español, Français, العربية
“John was a true Statesman and an American Hero. Whether on the beaches of Normandy, in the halls of the State Department, or at the World Trade Center Memorial, John was always there to serve his country with honor and distinction.”
A nearly 2-year investigation by +The New York Times reveals how many of the world's corrupt and criminal are pouring money into New York real-estate (and driving up prices) while using anonymous shell companies–all facilitated by weak U.S. laws.
Shell companies are used to shield the identities of buyers in the competition to secure condos at the Time Warner Center and other high-end buildings. This is the first installment in a five-part series.
"For far too long, the American financial system and corporate structures have been exploited to enable the actions and transactions of the worst of the worst — think drug cartels, African warlords engaged in mass atrocities, and members of the wealthy elite seeking to dodge income taxes."
What do Google and Amazon have in common with arms traffickers, terrorists, and North Korean rulers? The answer: All use the same offshore system to circumvent rules that would otherwise constrain them. #SwissLeaks
"People get away with money laundering and tax evasion because of two big loopholes:  the ease of setting up a secret shell company and  a lack of oversight by professionals who should be asking questions about the origins of their clients’ wealth and the legality of the accounts."
space for transparency This blog by Transparency International provides an independent and informed viewpoint on corruption. It gives a space to start a worldwide conversation on possible solutions to overcome corruption, and on governance, transparency and accountability.
Indian Prime Minister +Narendra Modi can (if he chooses) lead an international consensus on curbing the flow of illicit funds, write GFI's Raymond Baker and Tom Cardamone in a new op-ed in the Indian Express.