The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast. These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or email@example.com) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need. Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
The IRE Resource Center is a major research library containing more than 23,250 investigative stories — both print and broadcast.
These stories are searchable online or by contacting the Resource Center directly (573-882-3364 or firstname.lastname@example.org) where a researcher can help you pinpoint what you need.
Browse or search the tipsheet section of our library below. Stories are not available for download but can be easily ordered by contacting the Resource Center:
Search results for "Geneva" ...
This investigative story takes an in-depth look into offshore banking, specifically in Switzerland. Bradley Birkenfeld is an American citizen serving extensive prison time for revealing to the U.S. Government that "he and his colleagues" had been secretly helping their "American customers evade hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes" through private banking divisions in Geneva.
This investigative series on the Abu Ghraib prison scandal reveals that the Bush administration knew about the interrogation methods being used. Breaking all rules of the Geneva Convention, the Bush administration had declared as soon as the war on Iraq started that the conventions were not going to be adhered to. Backed by a paper trail of documents from the White House, these journalists revealed that the military personnel higher in the ranks, and not just the MP's were involved.
Abu Ghraib Series: Living with Ghosts; A Place Dante Might Like; Up in the Cellblocks; Hiding A Bad Guy Named Triple X; Hell On Earth
In this series, US News and World Report investigates the Abu Ghraib prison scandal. The articles detail the abuses, the chaotic conditions in the prisons, and "ghost" prisoners. (These prisoners were detainees who were kept off the official books.) The investigations also talks about how military officials kept what was happening at the prison camps away from the Red Cross during their inspections.
Thomas Nagy and The Progressive discover that government documents from the Defense Intelligence Agency prove "beyond a doubt that, contrary to the Geneva convention, the U.S. government intentionally used sanctions against Iraq to degrade the country's water supply after the Gulf War."
The Wall Street Journal sheds light on a case that ties Pavel Borodin, the old boss of the Russian prime-minister Vladimir Putin, to money laundering in Switzerland. The story reveals that Borodin opened two private accounts at SBS, a big Swiss bank, and in two years "more than $15 million sluiced through these private accounts..." The reporter cites Swiss officials who say the money came from Mercata Trading & Engineering SA, a Swiss-based, Russian run company." The article describes Borodin's detention in New York and the investigation against him, and points out that Russian officials have been unwilling to provide help on this case.
A Progressive Magazine investigation reveals that "contrary to the Geneva Convention, the U.S. government intentionally used sanctions against Iraq to degrade the county's water supply after the Gulf War." The story reports on documents of the Defense Intelligence Agency proving "the United States knew the cost that civilian Iraqis, mostly children, would pay, but it went ahead anyway." The article describes multiple death cases, mostly of children, that resulted from the degraded water supply. The author points out that "over the last decade, Washington extended the toll by continuing to withhold approval for Iraq to import the few chemicals and items of equipment it needed in order to clean up its water supply."
Swiss businessman Henri Dunant helped found the Red Cross movement in 1863, when delegates from 16 countries gathered in Geneva to lay down basic principles for the conduct of warfare. The Red Cross went into Chechnya in August 1996, to help war victims. In December 1996, six of its workers were murdered. It was the worst atrocity directed at the Red Cross in its 133-year history.