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Intl. Bar Association Human Rights Institute's report addresses tax abuse from poverty & human rights law perspectives

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1 October 2013

Tax Abuse, Poverty and Human Rights – IBAHRI Task Force report

Author: International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

This new IBAHRI report addresses tax abuses from the novel perspective of human rights law and policy. Based on extensive consultation from diverse perspectives, the expert Task Force offers insight into the links between tax abuses, poverty and human rights. This report analyses the responsibilities and remedies to counter tax abuse and delivers recommendations for states, businesses and the legal profession…This report covers developments in international tax cooperation on issues such as automatic exchange of information, and base erosion and profit-shifting. It also assesses trends in international development policy which are increasingly focused on strengthening good tax governance in developing countries…It demonstrates the evolution of international human rights law and policy, whilst highlighting tax abuses as a pressing human rights concern…

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1 October 2013

[PDF] Tax Abuses, Poverty and Human Rights: A report of the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Task Force on Illicit Financial Flows, Poverty and Human Rights

Author: International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute Task Force (UK)

The tax practices of multinational enterprises and wealthy individuals are being increasingly questioned and scrutinized…Tax abuses are in the media spotlight and on the international political agenda. But why are tax abuses becoming so important? First, there is the immense magnitude of the issue...Secondly, there is an important ethical dimension to the issue…This leads to a number of important legal and policy questions related to tax abuses…What types of tax structures and transactions have the greatest impact on the revenues of developing and developed countries? What are the most effective reforms required to confront tax abuses? What are the responsibilities of states and business enterprises to implement those reforms?... [refers to Amazon, Google, Starbucks]

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24 January 2013

Tax avoidance - an introduction

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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