Secrecy has to be tackled globally: Stiglitz and Pieth produce their own Panama report
Basel Institute Chairman and criminal law expert Mark Pieth and Nobel-prize winning economist Joseph E. Stiglitz have just released their analysis of the issues revealed by the so-called “Panama papers”.
While the Panama Papers describe what was happening behind the secrecy, the Stiglitz and Pieth report entitled Overcoming the Shadow Economy focuses on what can and must be done, both by the international community and by the secrecy havens, to increase transparency.
The two experts have previously been appointed to and then resigned from Panama’s official effort to clean up its financial sector; the report is the result of their separate analysis. To read the full report click here.
5th Conference of States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC)
At the upcoming UN Conference of States Parties (CoSP) to the UNCAC in Panama City during 25-29 November 2013, the Basel Institute will officially launch its most recent publication, Emerging Trends in Asset Recovery (see above under “Recent publication”). The book will be distributed at our information booth where we look forward to welcoming you.
During the CoSP, the Institute will…
Basel Institute and Government of Panama discuss the High Level Reporting Mechanism
The Government of Panama will evaluate the implementation of a High Level Reporting Mechanism (HLRM), through a pilot project in collaboration with the Basel Institute on Governance and the British Embassy in Panama.
Mark Pieth and Gemma Aiolfi of the Basel Institute met with Vice President Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado and several government ministers on Wednesday, 11 February 2015…