Our friends at Righting Finance have released their fourth in a series of advocacy tools on tax policy and international cooperation for human rights. The aim of these advocacy tools is to assist education and dissemination of the standards on tax policy and human rights contained in a report produced by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights in 2014.
Does the state have processes to ensure double taxation agreements are consistent with its human rights obligations, from negotiation to implementation? How about tax stability agreements signed by it or by its companies with other states? What actions has the state taken to avoid its citizens, as well as companies registered or operating in its jurisdiction do not use tax havens to facilitate tax abuse or other illicit activities?
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Fortunately, tax justice is now fast emerging as a core concern of the human rights community. You can read up on tax justice and human rights in our Human Rights section.