In January, a new legislation will be introduced in Norway that might prevent capital flight and ensure a greater degree of transparency. Three activists from the civil society in South Sudan, Uganda and Ghana explain why this law is vital for their work. See the video interview!
Prime Minister Erna Solberg. Foto: Heiko Junge/NTB scanpix/SMK (CC BY-NC 2.0/Flicker).
Have we not learned anything from Panama and Paradise Papers? The government proposes to remove the economic support that gives the opportunity for NGOs to work for transparency in capital flows.
Mihran Poghosyan. Fotograph: Compulsory Enforcement Service (Wikimedia / Creative Commons / Mamuli qartughar)
Armenia’s Special Investigative Service (SIS) dropped the offshore business case against former Chief Compulsory Enforcement Service Officer Mihran Poghosyan in January this year.Writen by Kristine Agalaryan* (photograph on the right)
Foto: Craig McKune
The South African journalist Craig McKune will share his experience of investigating illegal financial transactions.
We represent five African countries that are all affected by tax flight. Norwegian companies should become role models for financial transparency, because tax dodging costs lives.
As a step in completing Publish What You Pay Norway´s TRACE programme , this year´s participants have worked together to produce short briefings on four topics that were selected as priorities, and that they have studied in-depth during the programme.
The topics are:
Corruption in courts and access to justice for women in Guatemala.
Jennifer Bravo, lawyer, Mujeres Transformando El Mundo (MTM), Guatemala
Summary: As a step in completing the TRACE programme, the 2010-2011-participants have worked together to produce short briefings on four selected topics: “contract transparency”, “environmental issues related to EI”, “indigenous peoples´ rights and EI”, and “illicit financial flows and secrecy jurisdictions”.