Download the article in PDF format *** This article explores the recent reclassification of aspartame, a widely used artificial sweetener, by the World Health Organization (WHO) as "Possibly Carcinogenic to Humans." The move has stirred varying responses from regulatory bodies, companies, and media outlets, highlighting the complexities that consumers face in discerning fact from opinion … Continue reading Aspartame Debate: Are Economic Interests Clouding the Truth?
Download the article in PDF format *** This article illustrates Dr. Samar Riaz’s doctoral research on accounting's role in reinforcing and challenging hegemonic power structures. Using Nestlé as a case study in Pakistan, the author explores how traditional accounting practices consolidate elite power at the expense of society. They draw on Antonio Gramsci's concept of … Continue reading Accounting and Hegemony in Multinational Corporations
Download the article in PDF format *** This article is dedicated to all brave investigative journalists and public interest defenders who face challenges and even risk their lives to speak the truth. INTRODUCTION Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) confers freedom of expression - one of the most fundamental and most … Continue reading The Business of Silencing Journalists And Its Harm to the Democratic Environment
Download the article in PDF format *** Now the dust has somewhat had time to settle following the release of the Pandora Papers, it is possible to consider their impact and effect on the landscape of accountability and change, and more specifically, ask, what do we expect from such significant leaks and disclosures that expose … Continue reading The Pandora Papers: Resisting Public Apathy and the Normalisation of Corrupt Practices
Download the article in PDF format *** When we look at the current societal discourse regarding corporate authority and influence, and in particular in relation to what is commonly defined as the digital revolution, many experts and scholars affirm that we are currently living in a new Gilded Age. The Gilded Age refers to a … Continue reading Steven Donziger vs Chevron: A battle between David and Goliath against human rights violations and environmental degradation
On the 21st of July 2021, it was held the VIRTEU International Symposium “The Professionals: Dealing with the Enablers of Economic Crime“. VIRTEU (Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union – Grant Agreement no: 878619) is a high profile legal research project funded by the European Union, which aims at exploring … Continue reading The Professionals: Dealing with the Enablers of Economic Crime – VIRTEU International Symposium
Download the article in PDF format *** Introduction *** Confidentiality clauses, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) or, as they are often called, gagging clauses, are provisions set out in settlement agreements or employment contracts, which serve the purpose to prohibit employees from disclosing particular information to the general public. This article will limit its scope to addressing … Continue reading Gagging Clauses and Whistleblowing in the UK: An Irreconcilable Conflict?
Download the article in PDF format *** On the 12th of March 2021, it was held the fourth session of the VIRTEU Roundtable Discussion Series, which focused on "Institutional Corruption and Avoidance of Taxation". VIRTEU (Vat fraud: Interdisciplinary Research on Tax crimes in the European Union – Grant Agreement no: 878619) is a high profile … Continue reading Institutional Corruption and Avoidance of Taxation – VIRTEU Roundtable Session (Video)