Center of Concern makes human rights case for a Financial Transaction Tax

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Thu, Jun 21, 2012

Center of Concern makes human rights case for a Financial Transaction Tax

As European Heads of State gather on June 28-29, 2012, Center of Concern and others send them a letter making the human rights case for the adoption of a financial transaction tax in their upcoming deliberations.

 “An FTT would represent an important step for European governments to meet their international human rights obligations,” says the letter.

Center of Concern | Fri, Jun 15, 2012

CIDSE Activities in Rio

The CIDSE delegation, the Center of Concern's partners at the Rio+20 conference, have arrived and begun their work.  Keep track of their activities and reports from the scene.  Pictures of opening mass/press conference on Sunday are on our flickr pages, pics from our events at the People's Summit will follow today:

G20 Los Cabos Summit (June 18-19)

Rethinking Bretton Woods | Wed, Jun 13, 2012

G20 Los Cabos Summit (June 18-19)

The Group of 20 Summit in the Mexican city of Los Cabos approaches (June 18-19) and will have the European and global crisis, jobs, financial regulation, climate and other important issues on its agenda. Center of Concern has been leading analysis and advocacy efforts:

Read CIDSE brief with recommendations to the G20 Summit.

Read brief by the International Working Group on Trade -Finance Linkages addressing investment, commodity derivatives regulation and green growth.

Read an article by Aldo Caliari and Nancy Alexander appeared in the Heinrich Boell Foundation’s latest G20 Update that dissects the far-reaching implications of the Business 20 (B-20) recommendations to the G20.

Read a primer by the "A Bottom Up Approach to Righting Financial Regulation" initiative on the G20, financial regulation and human rights.