Title

Bahamas Leaks: What Else Do We Need To Know To Take Action? UN Rights Experts Ask

Document Type

Media Mention

Publication Date

10-6-2016

Source Publication

United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner

Description

Governments must eliminate tax haven secrecy and offshore tax evasion, United Nations human rights experts said today, following the revelation of large-scale misuse of offshore accounts by financial service providers and wealthy individuals in the Bahamas.

The UN Independent Expert on foreign debt and human rights, Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, and two members of the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee, Obiora Okafor and Jean Ziegler, urged governments to act in concert and establish a United Nations body working to eliminate tax haven secrecy and offshore tax avoidance and evasion.