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Analysis of Ongoing Consultations: Why we urgently need to join forces towards supporting a UN Tax Convention
The inputs received by the UN's Secretary General ahead of discussing a UN Tax Convention show how urgent it is to join forces to make the instrument happen.
CESR participated in a two-day workshop in Tunis on the OECD’s Global Tax Agreement, hosted by the Tunisian Observatory of the Economy and Tax Justice Network Africa.
In this working paper, we analyze the human rights impacts of proposals to tax digital multinationals.
We urge Prof. Attiya Waris to investigate the linkages between rising debt, tax systems, governance, and climate action.
CESR Director of Program Kate Donald spoke as part of the "Framing Feminist Taxation" webinar organized by the Global Alliance for Tax Justice and ActionAid.
In this commentary piece for Economic & Political Weekly, our Program Officer, Sakshi Rai, argues for an urgent overhaul of the international financial system, as it continues to undermine workers' rights.
A truly progressive global tax reform must aim for the fair allocation of taxing rights for Global South countries, challenging the colonial foundations of the international financial system and giving all countries an equal seat at the table.
Organizations in Latin America Call on the Colombian Government to Put an End to Violence Against Protestors
CESR supports the call of organizations from throughout the region demanding that Colombian authorities guarantee citizens’ rights to mobilize peacefully and take part in fiscal debates.
"Taxation for Redistributive Justice: Solutions for Women, People and Planet" discussed tax policy biases that negatively impact women and other disadvantaged groups, as well as countries of the Global South.
Stark power imbalances are fueling extreme global inequality and cross-movement alliances within civil society are needed to combat the problem.
As South Africa presents its review at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York, a rights-based snapshot of obstacles and opportunities is put forward by CESR, the Institute for Economic Justice and Section 27.
The Initiative for Human Rights Principles and Guidelines in Fiscal Policy in Latin America is demanding radical changes to the rules of global taxation in order to stop tax avoidance and the race to the bottom in corporate tax rates.
ICRICT, an independent, nonpartisan group of global tax experts, seeks to reform the international corporate taxation system by fostering a broad-based, inclusive discussion of the rules governing how multinationals are taxed.
Civil society inputs documenting rights deprivations in health, education, tax policies were crucial to CESCR recommendation.
Media: Human rights expert writes that CESR stands out when citing tax havens as a drain on available resources that could provide adequate economic and social rights.
Media: CESR's Niko Lusiani writes in FACTCoalition about CESR bringing the human rights costs of the proposed U.S. tax cuts to the attention of leading UN human rights official Philip Alston now investigating poverty in the country.
CESR's Niko Lusiani writes in FACTCoalition about CESR bringing the human rights costs of the proposed U.S. tax cuts to the attention of leading UN human rights official Philip Alston now investigating poverty in the country.
CESR raises concerns about US tax bill before UN human rights and poverty expert visiting the country
6 December: CESR Statement: As U.S. Congress considers drastically altering its tax code, CESR presented human rights costs of proposed cuts to the attention of visiting UN human rights and poverty official.
CESR submission to UN Special Rapporteur warns of proposed U.S. tax plan's ill effects on human rights
CESR submission asserts that pending U.S. tax plan deepens inequalities in the U.S. and beyond.
The Paradise Papers prompt a demand for an international convention ending cross-border tax abuse and financial secrecy. A transnational problem, tackling tax abuse requires a concerted global response.
Blog: New CESCR General Comment details governments’ legal duties to prevent and address the adverse impacts of corporate tax avoidance on human rights.
UN expert body takes new steps to prevent corporate tax abuses, but more is needed to ensure companies pay their fair share.
National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) have a critical part to play in making sure the private sector be called to account for its impact on human rights.
Blog: Momentum towards the implementation of a financial transactions tax in Europe is facing new obstacles. With success seeming so close yet so far, campaigners are redoubling their efforts.
The 'Robin Hood Tax' has come one step closer after 11 European countries agreed to move forward with the initiative. Certain key states, including the US, remain opposed, however.
Years of campaigning on the part of social justice organizations looks set to bear fruit in the near future after a group of 10 European countries agreed to move forward in implementing a regional financial transactions tax.
The third briefing in the 'Righting Financial Regulation' series provides an overview of how the FTT would work and the benefits it would provide.