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GFI Releases "New Haven Declaration" as a Step Forward in the Fight For Human Rights

Global Financial Integrity (GFI) released today a statement-dubbed the New Haven Declaration-which debuts a new partnership between humans rights and financial transparency advocacy groups... [Text of declaration:] We call upon the United Nations, the G8, G20, WTO, IMF, World Bank, and other international fora, as well as on national governments, world leaders, faith groups and civil society organizations to recognize the linkage between human rights and financial transparency. We further call for decisive steps to ensure that developing countries can retain their resources for sustainable growth and poverty alleviation... [signatories include Amnesty Intl., Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, Global Financial Integrity, Center for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics, Open Society Institute Justice Initiative, Tax Justice Network, National Council of Churches]