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8 March 2018
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Towards new Guiding Principles: United Nations discusses the human rights impact of economic reforms

Last week, the UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights presented a report to the Human Rights Council on the development of guiding principles to put human rights at the forefront of economic policy-making in moments of crisis. As the enjoyment of universal human rights continues to be undermined by austerity and irresponsible sovereign lending and borrowing, is the IMF taking full responsibility for its role in ensuring governments meet their obligations under international human rights law?

News & Reports
Eurodad has published its website with an overview of European countries' performance, new insight into the key issues and recommendations related to tax justice. 

Vulture fund takes the Belgian government to court - and Belgian NGOs join the defence team
Three NGOs stood shoulder-to-shoulder with the Belgian government to defend a 2015 law that can stop so-called “vulture funds” from making huge profits from a country’s debt crisis.   

Slovakian journalist investigating claims of tax fraud linked to ruling party shot dead The Guardian
Mozambique to Table Restructuring Plans After Default Bloomberg Quint

Financial crime: Parliament establishes new special committee European Parliament


Debt reduction need not be done on the backs of the weakest, but this requires at least an attempt to consider the potential and actual adverse impacts that fiscal adjustments and austerity policies may have on human rights, and to develop credible alternatives.
Mark Perera,
Senior Networking and Advocacy Officer at Eurodad
Useful Resources

The Low-Income Trap Finance & Development

How can we ensure that tax evaders and aggressive tax avoiders do not profit from taxpayer-funded public procurement contracts? Fair Tax

Examining the Debt Implications of the Belt and Road Initiative from a Policy Perspective Center for Global Development 

Accounting for ODA loans: The effect of the new rules Development Initiatives

Job opportunities

Eurodad is advertising 2 permanent positions as Senior Policy and Advocacy Officers

Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer - Tax Justice
Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer - Publicly-Backed Private Finance
Deadline: 30 March

Forum Syd: Intern
Forum Syd is looking for an intern to join its team in Stockholm.

Consultant Ghostwriter
Development Initiatives is looking for a highly experienced writer to work on the Global Nutrition Report 2018. Deadline: 30 March

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