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RightingFinance releases advocacy tool on tax policy and international cooperation for human rights

“Tax policy and international cooperation and assistance for the achievement of human rights” is the fourth in a series of advocacy tools on human rights and tax policy produced by the RightingFinance Initiative. The series aims to assist education and dissemination of standards on tax policy and human rights contained in a report produced by the UN … Continue reading »

RightingFinance releases advocacy tool on civil and political rights in tax policy

“Civil and Political Rights in Tax Policy” is the third in a series of advocacy tools on human rights and tax policy produced by the RightingFinance Initiative. The series aims to assist education and dissemination of standards on tax policy and human rights contained in a report produced by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and … Continue reading »

RightingFinance releases advocacy tool on economic and social rights principles in tax policy

“Maximum Available Resources, Non-retrogression and Minimum Essential Levels in Tax Policy” is the second in a series of advocacy tools on human rights and tax policy produced by the RightingFinance Initiative. The series aims to assist education and dissemination of standards on tax policy and human rights contained in a report produced by the UN Special Rapporteur … Continue reading »

RightingFinance releases advocacy tool on equality and non-discrimination in tax policy

“Equality and Non-discrimination in tax policy” is the first in a series of advocacy tools on human rights and tax policy produced by the RightingFinance Initiative. The series aims to assist education and dissemination of standards on tax policy and human rights contained in a report produced by the UN Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human … Continue reading »

RightingFinance submits feedback on priority issues for Inter-American human rights body

In a recent statement RightingFinance called on the regional human rights body to address the role of US/Canadian investors in human rights-sensitive sectors in the Americas and the impacts of US- and Canadian-signed investment treaties on the ability of other countries to comply with their human rights obligations. The demands were part of a submission … Continue reading »

Human rights issues in private market-financed infrastructure – Issue No. 8

According to several estimates, financing the infrastructure gap in developing countries will take more than an additional USD one trillion a year. In the last few years, policy-makers have been turning their attention to ways to mobilize, to that purpose, part of the USD 85 trillion reportedly held by institutional investors such as pension funds, … Continue reading »

RightingFinance submits comments on ‘vulture funds’ and human rights report

The UN Human Rights Council Advisory Committee has unveiled its “Draft Progress Report on the activities of vulture funds and the impact on human rights.” The report is being produced following up on a resolution of last year in which the Human Rights Council pronounced itself on the effects of vulture funds’ activities on human … Continue reading »

National Development Banks and Human Rights – Issue No. 7

One of the tools that States have in order to respect, protect and fulfill human rights is the creation of national development banks. Indeed, many countries have relied on national development banks, as part of the array of tools to intervene in financial markets. Issue No. 7 of a series of primers prepared by RightingFinance … Continue reading »

RightingFinance submission to US National Action Plan addresses financial firms’ accountability

In a submission to a consultation in preparation for the US National Action Plan on Responsible Business Conduct, RightingFinance, Friends of the Earth and Global Witness articulated demands on accountability of financial firms, investment agreements and tax cooperation. Read submission      

RightingFinance releases human rights response on Financing for Development document

In July 2015, governments will meet in Addis Ababa for the Third Financing for Development Conference. This conference will assess progress in implementation of the Monterrey Consensus, adopted in 2002, and the Doha Declaration, adopted in 2008, and will be the first of three important meetings this year that lay out the development agenda for … Continue reading »

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