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Human Rights, Tax Evasion, and Our Moral Imperatives
October 18th, 2013
Tom Cardamone, Managing Director of Global Financial Integrity, recently published a piece in Reuters on the connections between human rights and tax evasion. He references a recent report Tax Abuses, Poverty, and Human Rights, published by the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty, and Human Rights. The report finds that the evasion of taxes “has considerable negative impacts on the enjoyment of human rights.” The IBAHRI report goes beyond this connection, however. Developed nations, they write, have an "obligation to assess and address the domestic and international impacts of corporate, fiscal and...
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International Bar Association Forms Task Force Investigating Human Rights Implications of Illicit Financial Flows
April 4th, 2012
WASHINGTON, DC – The International Bar Association’s Human Rights Initiative (IBAHRI) today announced the formation of a international task force charged with investigating the linkages between illicit financial flows, poverty and human rights violations. Chaired by Global Financial Integrity Advisory Board member and Yale University Professor Thomas Pogge, the task force consists of prominent academics, tax experts, and lawyers from around the world.
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