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The African Economy is “Infected”: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 is Worsening Poverty in Africa

The African Economy is “Infected”: The Economic Impact of COVID-19 is Worsening Poverty in Africa In the last three weeks or so, a common trend has emerged in many African capitals just like elsewhere. Travelers, for both work and leisure, are canceling flights; businesses are asking workers to stay home and, in some cases, curtailing...

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Joint Tax Audits between Developed and Developing Countries

Joint Tax Audits between Developed and Developing Countries Jörg Alt CharlesB. Chilufya This chapter presents the case for joint tax audits, especially between developed and developing countries, and presents the experiences of Germany and Bavaria. The authors propose including joint tax audits in double tax agreements as this would greatly benefit attempts of developing countries...

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Nobody is safe until everyone is safe

AFRICA – “NOBODY IS SAFE UNTIL EVERYONE IS SAFE,” SAYS CHARLES B. CHILUFYA S.J. The growing Covid-19 crisis facing Africa will require more extensive levels of international cooperation, coordination, compromise and care than there is now. There is a call here on more powerful nations like the G20 to take leadership, to be a ‘Good...

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A Wicked Impunity

A Wicked Impunity. On December 1, 2020, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the consolidated cases of Nestlé USA, Inc. v. Doe I and Cargill, Inc. v. Doe I. Depending on how the court rules, these cases could mark the end of the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) as a means of holding corporations accountable...

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The paradox of prosecuting war criminals while ignoring corporate human rights abuses

The Paradox Of Prosecuting War Criminals While Ignoring Corporate Human Rights Abuses Swiss court is currently prosecuting Liberian national Alieu Kosiah for war crimes committed during that country’s civil war. Fernando C. Saldivar SJ questions, however, why it is so easy for international courts to try war criminals but so difficult to prosecute large corporations...

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Building Back Better

We Have A Chance To Help The World To Make A Brighter, Better Future is an opportunity to “usher in a new model of development” that better serves communities globally, said the Rev. Charles Chilufya, coordinator of the Vatican COVID-19 Commission’s Task Force Africa and director of the Justice and Ecology Office at the Jesuit...

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Climate Justice and Food Security

· Climate Change Climate change is an issue of justice and protection of life. Climate change impacts disproportionally the marginalised communities and people in Africa. Climate change is an issue of justice and protection of life. It impacts disproportionally the marginalised communities and people in Africa. Informed by Laudato Si, JENA realises that climate change...