Links Apr 12

After ‘Panama Papers’ leak, UN expert calls for end of financial secrecy to halt illicit fund flows UN News Centre

Panama Papers Shows Yet Again Why We Need An Intergovernmental Tax Commission In The UN Huffington Post

Counting The Cost – Panama Papers: Inside The Shadowy World of Tax Havens The Global Herald

How a US president and JP Morgan made Panama: and turned it into a tax haven The Guardian
See also our blog of 30 March: Panama: the making of a tax haven and rogue state  

While Schäuble boasts his Action Plan, he’s busy watering down corporate ownership transparency rules TJN Germany Blog (In German)

We mustn’t let this Panama Papers anger go to waste: Carl Levin The Guardian
“As a senator, I tried to end tax haven abuse, but my efforts were blocked. Public outrage over the Panama Papers means now is the time to try again”

The lesson of the Panama papers: More should be done to make offshore tax havens less murky The Economist

Top Washington Lawyer Cleared Unaoil In Anti-Corruption Report The Huffington Post

USA: Capitol actions on tax & transparency Global Alliance for Tax Justice
After Panama Papers, Scores Descend on Capitol Urging Tax and Transparency Solutions

Canada takes action on tax havens Global Alliance for Tax Justice

List of people named in the Panama Papers Wikipedia
Hat tip: Joseph Kraus

Panama Papers Show How Lawyers Can Turn a Blind Eye The New York Times
See also: The Panama Papers: implications for lawyers and tax advisors Lawyers for Better Business (L4BB)

The Panama Papers Exposed A Huge Global Problem. What’s Next? Global Witness / TED

UK: Edward Troup: from tax haven adviser to leading HMRC’s Panama inquiry The Guardian

#panamapapers Offshore Funds: On the Run With (Almost) Nowhere to Go? naked capitalism



Related Posts

UN must defend target to curtail multinational companies’ tax abuse

Photo by Luca Santori, Creative Commons LicenseThe Tax Justice Network, The Independent Commission for the Reform of International Corporate Taxation, and the Global Alliance for Tax Justice call on the UN Secretary General to make sure the commitment to action on tax abuses by multinational companies remains part of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals.


The BVI: Responsible for worldwide tax losses of $37.5 billion a year

BVI report blogAn extraordinary report by consultants Capital Economics, for BVI Finance, claims that the British Virgin Islands are responsible for $1.5 trillion of assets invested around the world, and that these result in 2.2 million jobs and $15 billion in tax revenue. A better approximation would be that the BVI imposes global tax losses of $37.5 […]


Event: Making Tax Work for Women in the UK and Globally

Invitation_ Tax and Gender eventOn Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 16.30 our very own Liz Nelson will be speaking at an event in London that aims to bring together gender and tax justice advocates to highlight the need for coherent and gender-responsive fiscal policies to safeguard the rights of women and girls both in the UK and globally. The […]


Historic event on women, human rights and tax justice in Bogota

BogotaLast week civil society organisations, researchers, labour union activists and policy makers met in Bogota, Colombia to explore how tax justice issues can ensure governments, multinational corporations and others meet their obligations to women in order to secure their full range of human rights. The Women’s Rights and Tax Justice conference opened with a conversation […]


The Offshore Wrapper: the Panama Papers, one year on

Photos from the Protest outside PwC 1 Embankment Place, part of the Global week of action for tax justiceWelcome to the Offshore Wrapper – your weekly update from TJN.  Happy Paniversary! This week it’s been one year since the Panama Papers were leaked, and a number of organisations around the world have been marking the occasion though the global week of action for tax justice. In London, activists from the TJN and the […]


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to Top