Paradise Papers: corporate duty to respect human rights in the spotlight by Matti Kohonen

The latest scandal about offshore tax avoidance has prompted debate about whether these activities are legal or illegal. From a human rights perspective, it is abusive behaviour The article is authored by Matti Kohonen, Principal Advisor – Private Sector, Christian Aid, United Kingdom and first published by Lawyers for Better Business website  The lawfirm Appleby,…

Ensuring Sustainable Debt, Development and Protections from Economic Shocks by Eric Le Compte

Jubilee USA’s Director Eric LeCompte spoke at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland for the UN Conference on Trade and Development ‎11th Debt Management Conference. Read his remarks on debt, tax and transparency policies that address the root causes of poverty. Link for sharing: ‎http://www.jubileeusa.org/unctad_2017 Ensuring Sustainable Debt, Development and Protections, by Eric LeCompte, Executive…

CS FfD Group’s Participation to HLPF 2017

The HLPF 2017 is fast approaching. The next GSEG call will be held on Wednesday, July 5, at 2PM Rome-time and will primarily focus on the preparations for the HLPF, including the FfD related sessions and the CS FfD Group’s Side Event. The call is expected to last 1h. The preliminary agenda and instructions for…

Overarching Comments by Civil Society on Draft Outcome of the ECOSOC FfD Forum 2017

This document has been collectively developed by the Civil Society Financing for Development (FfD) Group, a very broad platform of civil society organizations, networks and federations from around the world, that followed closely the Financing for Development since its origins, facilitated civil society’s contribution to the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, and continues…