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Progressive realization of economic and social rights: the role of tax policy
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
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Commission’s selective tax transparency proposal leaves most of the world in the dark
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
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Piecemeal transparency will not do
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.
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