Commonwealth Secretariat

Publication date: 1 January 2006
Format: Paperback

This book summarises the strategies and initiatives used by tax administrations around the world to prevent, detect and deal with tax evasion and avoidance, from ‘command and control’ approaches such as penalties and sanctions to ‘responsive regulation’ such as taxpayer education and assistance.

Publication date: 1 December 2004
Format: Paperback

By way of a simple question and answer format, the guide simplifies the agreement making it more accessible to end users, who include, amongst others, policy-makers, the private sector and other stakeholders, thereby making greater use of resources and enhancing the opportunities available under the agreement.

Publication date: 1 October 2004
Format: Paperback

The purpose of this book is to contribute to current policy-making, programme planning and implementation on gender and human rights. It is intended for a wide audience of policy-makers, magistrates, judges and lawyers, academics and civil society organisations grappling with these issues.

Series title: Commonwealth Youth Programme
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

HIV/AIDS is a development issue - affecting all sectors of society - economic and social development, education, public services, food security, to name a few. At the heart of this pandemic lies inequality between men and women.

Series title: Commonwealth Case Studies in Citizenship Education
Publication date: 1 January 2004
Format: Paperback

“We have attained disarmament, the guns are silent, peace has returned, but we must ensure we guard that peace. We must cultivate desirable attitudes and build a moral and disciplined society as we ensure character development in our young.” (Honourable Alpha Tejan Wurie, Minister of Education, Science and Technology, 2003)

Series title: Commonwealth Election Reports
Publication date: 1 June 2003
Format: E-book (PDF), Paperback

The Election Observer Group Reports are the observations, conclusions and recommendations of Commonwealth Observer Groups. The Secretary-General constitutes these observer missions at the request of governments and with the agreement of all significant political parties.

Series title: Best Practice
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

Trafficking of people (mostly women and children) for commercial sexual activities and forced labour is one of the fastest growing areas of international criminal activity – and one that is of huge concern. Trafficking in humans is now considered the third largest source of organised crime after drugs and arms.

Series title: Best Practice Series
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

The victims of crime are sometimes overlooked when reforming the criminal justice systems of countries. These guidelines set out best practice in this area.

Series title: Best Practice
Publication date: 1 January 2003
Format: Paperback

This publication considers factors which hinder the enjoyment of these rights and posits guidelines to overcome these hindrances. It examines the fundamental human rights of freedom of expression, assembly and association as set out in the international and regional instruments.

Series title: New Gender Mainstreaming Series on Development Issues
Publication date: 1 January 2002
Format: Paperback

This is the consensus built up in a series of workshops in different regions of the Commonwealth on what is the most effective way of applying Gender Management System principles and methodology to the health sector. This manual should assist other countries in adapting mainstreaming.

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