Saturday, June 20, 2009
the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reported today.
"The arrest of citizens seeking care for wounds suffered at the hands of security forces when they attempted to exercise rights guaranteed under their own constitution and international law is deplorable," said Hadi Ghaemi, spokesperson for the Campaign. "It can only be taken as a sign of profound disrespect by the state for the well-being of its own people."
Two months ago G20 leaders pledged a crackdown on tax havens in response to the global financial crisis. But how much has changed?
Hamish Macdonald speaks to Franck Biancheri, Monaco's foreign minister, about how the principality is adapting.
A tax haven is a place where certain taxes are levied at a low rate or not at all.
Individuals and/or firms can find it attractive to move themselves to areas with lower tax rates. This creates a situation of tax competition among governments. Different jurisdictions tend to be havens for different types of taxes, and for different categories of people and/or companies.