The harms to human dignity caused by over-indebtedness — whether individual or public — are a consequence of unjust policies which violate human rights. Protecting rights must be a core principle of debt justice.
It’s not often that you can celebrate an outright, global triumph for the advocacy efforts of a movement. But for tax justice, this is one of those days, writes Alex Cobham for the Tax Justice Network.
Countries are losing a total of over $427 billion in tax each year to international corporate tax abuse and private tax evasion, costing countries altogether the equivalent of nearly 34 million nurses’ annual salaries every year – or one nurse’s annual salary every second.