Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Crowdsourcing Litigation for Tax Justice

Oxfam and the Tax Justice Network have announced a tax justice and human rights essay competition for law students and legal professionals. 

But this is not your average essay contest.  Oxfam and TJN are looking for actual complaints against tax-dodging corporations or those 62 rich people who control half of the world's wealth.  According to the organizers, "We’re inviting 3,500-word complaints to identify the plaintiffs, defendants, remedies sought, and arguments that are considered enforceable in an existing legal forum. We seek complaints that could form the basis of effective  advice to developing countries, or to groups of citizens in countries at any income level who have suffered, and want to know how they could best use law to protect their or their people’s human rights in the face of tax injustice."

Winners will be flown to London for TJN's annual research workshop, but more significantly, submissions to this competition will be considered for active litigation.

The deadline is March 13, 2016.  For more information, click here.

 

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/2016/02/crowdsourcing-litigation-for-tax-justice.html

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