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From Seligman to Paradise Lost: Reflections on Tax and Transnational Governance in Light of the Paradise Papers by Ann Mumford

Abstract: This paper aims to place the "Paradise Papers" within historical context. It considers the origins of the international tax treaty system, and, in particular, the ambitions of its architects. The relevance of these ambitions in 2018 is a focus of this paper, as are the challenges of finding the language to articulate the difficulties of international tax law within the modern transnational legal order. The efforts of the United Nations to frame the Paradise Papers within a human rights paradigm also will be discussed.

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Ann Mumford is a Professor of Law at King's College London. The scope of Ann's published work has ranged from feminist perspectives on taxation law; to, as a contributor to the "new" fiscal sociology movement, the integration of tax legal scholarship within the realm of economic sociology.


About the Human Rights, Development and Global Justice Series

Our series aims to create an open, interdisciplinary academic platform for the discussion of issues related to human rights, development and global justice. Special attention is given to the global south, but not to the exclusion of other places.

We hope to generate exchanges furthering academic insight and creativity, to strengthen the School’s connections with scholars around the world, and to enrich undergraduate and postgraduate teaching curricula among the School’s wide offering of modules related to the jurisprudence of human rights, transnational human rights, and global justice more widely.

The events series is currently convened by Dr Eva Pils. It is supported by funding provided by The Dickson Poon School of Law.

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