Global Witness response to easing of sanctions against mining magnate Dan Gertler during final days of Trump administration
In December 2020, during the final days of the Trump presidency, the US Treasury substantially eased sanctions on controversial mining billionaire Dan Gertler
New EU sanctions regime is an important achievement but leaves the door open to dirty money
Global Witness and 14 other organisations welcome adoption of a new sanctions regime by the European Union to target human rights abusers worldwide. However, we urge the EU to adopt a complementary sanctions regime targeting corrupt actors.
Huge win for anti-corruption campaigners as BVI pledges company ownership transparency
The British Virgin Islands has committed to make information on the people who own and control companies in the tax haven public by 2023, a major step forward in the fight against the UK’s tax havens being used in global money laundering
Global Witness response to the ‘FinCEN files’ leaks
The FinCEN leaks show how the world’s biggest banks have been moving billions of dollars of dirty cash
Isle of Man tax regime allows super-rich to avoid up to £1 billion in VAT on private jets
The global super-rich have avoided paying up to £1 billion in VAT on the purchase of private jets by using advantages including financial secrecy in the Isle of Man
Global Witness condemns attack on Ukrainian anti-corruption campaigner Vitaliy Shabunin
Shabunin, who serves on the Board of the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC), was at home with his family when their building was subject to an arson attack overnight
Statement on the ISC report on Russia
The ISC report comes after years of troubling news stories about Russian interference in the UK’s political system.
Global Witness exposes international Syrian-Russian money laundering network financing brutal al-Assad regime
New report shows how Syrian-Russian money laundering network uses anonymous companies in the EU and UK Overseas Territories
Global Witness and PPLAAF condemn vexatious criminal complaint targeted at our joint investigation on Dan Gertler, ‘Undermining Sanctions'
Global Witness and the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) today condemn a criminal complaint that has been filed in France by Afriland First Bank in connection with our joint investigation, Undermining Sanctions, which was released yesterday.
Controversial billionaire Dan Gertler appears to have used suspected international money laundering network to dodge US sanctions and acquire new mining assets in DRC
A new joint investigation by Global Witness and PPLAAF uncovers evidence indicating controversial mining magnate Dan Gertler used an international money laundering network to attempt to evade US sanctions and continue doing business in DRC
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