Tax havens impact in many ways including on human rights, says the non-profit Tax Justice Network. It, along with Canadians for Tax Fairness and others, are participating at a symposium on tax justice and human rights at Montreal's McGill University.
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Tax havens – A human rights issue


Citizens in all countries are affected by tax havens and tax evasion and it impacts on human rights, says Canadian tax justice activist Dennis Howlett. He and a number of other individuals and organisations will be attending the International Tax Justice and Human Rights Symposium this week (June 18-20) at Montreal’s McGill University.

Bringing together researchers, academics, and tax justice activists from around the world, the symposium hopes to find better ways of coordinating international activities to prevent tax evasion and bringing more public awareness of the issue of tax justice.

RCI’s Wojtek Gwiazda spoke to Dennis Howlett, the Executive Director of the non-profit Canadians For Tax Fairness, about the symposium and the challenges facing those fighting for tax justice.


More information:
Tax Justice and Human Rights Symposium information – here
Canadians For Tax Fairness website –
Tax Justice Network website –
It’s Time to Tackle Tax Havens video – here

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