CEDAW concluding observations 2019, paragraph 20
Plain English recommendation
Continue to tackle money laundering and tax evasion, particularly in its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, and assess the impact of its financial secrecy and tax policies on the rights of women. It should revise relevant policies and practices in order to fully realise women’s rights both in the UK and abroad.
Original UN recommendation
The Committee recommends that the State party continue to adopt measures to combat money laundering and tax evasion, including by establishing public registers of companies and Trusts in all of its Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies, and undertaking independent, participatory, and periodic impact assessments of the domestic and extraterritorial effects of its financial secrecy and corporate tax policies on the rights of women. It also recommends that the State party revise its corporate, trust, financial and tax legislation, policies and practices with a view to fully realizing the enjoyment by women of their rights under the Convention, both domestically and abroad.
Date of UN examination
UN article number
2 (elimination of discrimination against women)