Beyond destinations, havens and victims

When we talk about the theft of public assets and their return, we often get into a discussion of ‘destination countries’, ‘tax havens’ and ‘victim countries.’ These terms roughly correspond in most of our minds to: Destination countries: Rich, developed countries with steadily increasing property markets and stable banks Tax Havens: Island nations with large[…]

The Panama Papers: What next for civil society?

The amazing work done by the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists and all the journalists around the world who contributed to the release of the 2.6 terabytes of Panama Papers has revealed the murky world of global financial systems. The leaks and analysis reveal the web of companies and tax havens used[…]