ActionAid: UN to examine whether Irish tax policy harms children in lower income countries

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In November 2020, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child decided to examine the impact of Ireland’s international tax policy on the ability of countries in the Global South to raise revenue and fulfil their human rights obligations, in particular those that relate to children. This comes in response to a detailed submission from a coalition of Irish and Ghanian NGOs, including ActionAid Ireland.

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will assess whether Ireland’s tax policy undermines the ability of developing countries to raise revenue that could be spent on vital public services, including education and health care, which are both key human rights obligations.

Period6 Nov 2020

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