Why do we campaign for the EU to keep assets frozen?

Between January and March this year, CiFAR campaigned for the EU to keep the assets of the former rulers of Egypt and Tunisia and their families frozen. We were speaking about the decision of the EU in 2011 to issue orders, requiring all EU countries (member states) to identify assets owned by named people and[…]

Interview with one of our founders (Spanish)

This article featured on 1 June 2016 on “Esglobal”, a spanish digital media outlet focusing on global political and  economic analysis. The article was written by Gonzalo Loca and can be found on its original website at this link. Laila Martin Garcia. Socia y fundadora de la CiFAR. Laila Martín codirige una ONG muy especial.[…]

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[…]

Show us the money: Nigeria

Shortly after UK PM David Cameron’s comment that Nigeria was ‘fantastically corrupt’, President Muhammadu Buhari publically agreed with him but also asked for the UK’s help to return the money stolen in Nigeria and hidden in the UK. This highlights very clearly the ongoing problem not only in relation to Nigeria, but to many other[…]