April 28th, 2016
While all human rights are indivisible, economic and social rights entail specific principles that bear relevance for tax policy. Economic and social rights require that states devote maximum available resources to their progressive realization. The principle of non-retrogression sets forth that states should not take measures that deliberately lead to retrogression on the enjoyment of
April 18th, 2016
PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK CITY—As the fallout from the Panama Papers continues to unfold, the massive scale of illicit flows across the globe illustrates the need for an intergovernmental tax commission at the UN to tackle these problems in an equitable and effective way.
April 12th, 2016
Joint Media Reaction Oxfam EU – Financial Transparency Coalition – ActionAid EU – Eurodad – Tax Justice Network – Africa BRUSSELS—The European Commission has missed yet another chance to effectively end tax havens, campaigners say. Today’s proposal on tax transparency limits public country-by-country reporting to the EU and an arbitrary list of tax havens. This
April 6th, 2016
The story of financial secrecy is finally trending. The latest leak, known as the Panama Papers, were published on Sunday and have given us a rare glimpse into the offshore financial system that’s so heavily shrouded in secrecy. But for months a different debate around financial transparency has been brewing in the European Union.