A Law Unto Themselves – Eva Joly discusses her fight against high level corrupt practices

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In this half-hourx BBC interview with renowned lawyer Helena Kennedy, investigative judge Eva Joly (a great friend of TJN) talks about her life fighting corrupt activities at the highest echelons of business and politics.

Eva comments that despite all the political rhetoric little progress has been made in fighting grand corruption, and she discusses the barriers to justice created by secrecy jurisdictions, including Dubai which she describes as the new money-laundering centre of the world.

Worse, she discusses how power has passed from politicians to transnational companies, which use extraorindarily complex and opaque structures to hide their tax avoidance and looting of Africa and other continents.

Listen to the fascinating interview here.

 

 


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John Christensen

Trained as a forensic auditor and economist, he has worked in many countries around the world, including a period of working in offshore financial services with Touche Ross & Co. For 11 years he was economic adviser to the government of the British Channel Island of Jersey. In 2003 he became what the Guardian has described as “the unlikely figurehead of a worldwide campaign against tax avoidance.” His research on offshore finance has been widely published in books and academic journals, and John has taken part in many films, television documentaries and radio programmes.
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One thought on “A Law Unto Themselves – Eva Joly discusses her fight against high level corrupt practices

  1. Bard Henriksen says:

    Fascinating? Her points in documents and interviews are a collection of outright lies and turning facts upside down rhetorically. These are not green politics, but red.

    The problem when a top leader in politics gives the public high tax, like in Iceland not long ago, and then sneaks away his own money from taxations, is the high tax system itself.
    Unless Eva Joly is a Stalinist or a monarchy feudalist of the type before 1789, she should know that high tax and state monopolies are the main causes of inefficient state spending and corruption between state and state paid anbud/monopoly for one big company.

    Her solution is no solution, but an anti-liberal attempt to make it worse. Many investors and entrepreneurs left France already.

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