Portugal’s Parliament rejected on Friday an opposition-proposed bill to abolish the Golden Visa scheme, continuing a policy which leaves Portugal and the rest of the European Union vulnerable to corruption, tax fraud, money laundering and organized crime.
The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that the Azerbaijan government had violated freedom of expression laws and that it had failed to investigate breaches of privacy in the case of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.
The US Congress approved on Tuesday an anti-human trafficking legislation which authorizes US$430 million to be spent over four years towards efforts to fight sex and labor trafficking both in the US and abroad.
Malta’s Court of Appeals revoked an order on Tuesday for an inquiry into allegations of money laundering by government officials revealed in the Panama Papers, claiming “hacked” documents cannot be used as evidence.
American luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany announced Wednesday that it will begin disclosing the origins of its diamonds as part of an unprecedented transparency initiative in the traditionally opaque industry.
New York legislators unveiled new measures on Tuesday intended to address chronic corruption on the same day former state Senate leader Dean Skelos began a four year sentence on charges of bribery and extortion.
A Russian lawyer who sparked a wave of controversy for her role in a 2016 meeting with senior campaign officials for Donald Trump was charged Tuesday with obstruction of justice in an unrelated money laundering case.
Mozambique announced on Monday the indictment of 18 individuals in connection to the US$2 billion “tuna bonds” scandal that plunged the country into its worst financial crisis since independence.
The Guatemalan government said Monday it is withdrawing from a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission that has been investigating the country’s President Jimmy Morales and gave the body’s staff 24 hours to leave the country.
Despite objections by conservatives, Iran passed a long-awaited anti money laundering bill on Saturday, taking the country one step closer to accessing the international financial system.