The East Africa Tax and Governance Network (EATGN) has today launched its first report on taxation and human rights in East Africa.
Switzerland—ranked number one in the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index —faced tough questions from a U.N. human rights body in Geneva this week over the toll that its tax and financial secrecy policies take on women’s rights across the globe. Prompted by a coalition of Swiss and international human rights and tax justice advocates, the UN Committee mandated to oversee compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) grilled Switzerland on how it will ensure that its financial secrecy policies and corporate tax rules are consistent with its commitments to promote gender equality and sustainable development abroad.
UN Expert backs the Tax Justice Network’s Financial Secrecy Index in the battle to protect human rights
The next United Nations secretary-general Antonio Guterres has a lot on his plate. But when he takes over from Ban Ki-moon to head the United Nations on the 1st of January 2017 one of his priorities must be to eliminate tax havens.
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.