The end of secrecy for individuals hiding behind companies to engage in criminal activity and human rights harm

Week of 4 January 2021 The end of secrecy for individuals hiding behind companies to engage in criminal activity and human rights harm By passing the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019 late last month, the U.S. Congress is signaling a stronger commitment to promote corporate transparency and accountability. The law, which requires the disclosure of … Continue reading The end of secrecy for individuals hiding behind companies to engage in criminal activity and human rights harm

Journalism: deadly profession, with 50 killed in 2020 for reporting news we need to know

Week of 4 January 2021 Journalism: deadly profession, with 50 killed in 2020 for reporting news we need to know 2020 was another deadly year for journalists, with 50 killed around the world in the course of their work reporting on corruption, human rights abuses and protests. 2020 also continued a rising trend of targeted … Continue reading Journalism: deadly profession, with 50 killed in 2020 for reporting news we need to know

The cost of climate change in 2020? Financial losses in the billions and thousands of lives lost

Week of 4 January 2021 The cost of climate change in 2020? Financial losses in the billions and thousands of lives lost A new report quantifies the losses from major climate-related weather events in 2020, putting in stark relief the devastating human toll and enormous financial costs of global warming. In a year where even … Continue reading The cost of climate change in 2020? Financial losses in the billions and thousands of lives lost