According to documents available on the ICIJ
website, the prime minister's children Maryam, Hassan and Hussain 'were owners or had the right to authorise transactions for several companies'.
On May 12, 2010, Trident Trust, an intermediary law firm, had registered Zhodar Investments in the British Virgin Islands, according to ICIJ
AdvaMed immediately criticized the ICIJ
report, claiming it failed to examine the industry's challenges and achievements.
To begin, we argue that the existence of the ICIJ
presupposes a particular kind of practice among editors and journalists that is more globally oriented than traditional foreign correspondence.
We do not intend to suggest or imply that any people, companies or other entities included in the ICIJ
Offshore Leaks Database have broken the law or otherwise acted improperly.
reports that the firm's failure to comply with know-your-client rules could expose it to lawsuits and criminal investigations leading to shutting down of shell companies thereby 'throwing its own and clients' businesses into chaos.'
This experience ensured that the ICIJ
did not need to reinvent the wheel when it analyzed the Paradise Papers in November 2017.
was established in 1997 as part of the Center for Public Integrity, an investigative journalism organization (see sidebar).
"We are temporarily going abroad to publish these pieces," Poliszuk told ICIJ
Zeitung and shared with ICIJ
. The Paradise Papers take their name from the 19 tax havens where the entities are based.
On 5 November 2014, the Washington, D.C.-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ
) released LuxLeaks investigation.