human rights Archive

The Santiago Declaration on Public Services

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares From 29th November to 2nd December over a thousand representatives from over one hundred countries, from grassroots movements, advocacy, human rights and development organisations, feminist movements, trade unions, and other civil society organisations, met in Santiago, Chile, and virtually, to discuss the critical role of public services for our future. Following the ‘Our

Recruiting two new posts: strengthening our work on climate justice, equalities & human rights

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares A longstanding issue in tax policymaking is the tendency to treat questions as technical ones to be solved by tax professionals, leaving any social justice concerns to be dealt with ‘politically’ elsewhere. In practice, this claimed political neutrality has yielded consistently regressive policies and left structural inequalities intact. Carbon tax policymaking could easily

UN committee hears evidence of harms of Swiss financial secrecy on women’s rights

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares Today, the 83rd session of the Committee for the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) will begin to review Switzerland’s fulfilment of their obligations to women’s human rights under the Convention. We have submitted a report, together with our with partners at Alliance-Sud and the Center for

Tax abuse and human rights

TweetShareSharePin0 Shares “Tax justice is a feminist issue. Tax is a human rights issue.” Today the Tax Justice Network publishes a new report Tax Justice and human rights: The 4 Rs and the realisation of rights. The report focuses on two main bodies of argument. The first addresses the failure of tax and broader fiscal

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