June 13, 2018 @ 8:45 am – June 14, 2018 @ 6:45 pm
Fariya Mohiuddin
2018 conference of the Tax Justice Network: ¿Paraíso perdido? @ Callao Region | Peru

¿Paraíso perdido? - Paradise Lost?


The 2018 conference of the Tax Justice Network, ¿Paraíso perdido?, is part of an annual series dating back to 2003 and is co-organised with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) and Latindadd. It will showcase cutting-edge research from the region and beyond, bringing together researchers, academics, journalists, policy staff of civil society organisations, consultants and professionals, elected politicians and their researchers, government and international organisation officials. The purpose is to facilitate research, open-minded debate and discussion, and to generate ideas and proposals to inform and shape political initiatives and mobilisation. The conference will be held in both Spanish and English, with dual translation.

Eventhough any aspect of tax justice may be discussed, there will be a special emphasis on issues of particular relevance for Latin America and the following general issues:

  • Financial secrecy: the mechanisms for hiding ownership, income or profitshifting, and policy responses at national, regional or global level

  • Scale of revenue losses from tax abuses, and the human impacts including via inequalities

  • Tax competition and the race to the bottom, including through the influence of elites and the lobbying of multinationals and their advisers

  • Tax justice and women’s rights, including the inequalities that result from e.g. low public health spending, and the inequalities embedded in many tax systems through e.g. discriminatory incentives against labour force participation.

Go to the GATJ website for more information and a Spanish translation.