The Doctrine Of Odious Debt In International Law
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✏The Doctrine of Odious Debt in International Law Book Summary : This book outlines how odious debts are not legally binding under international or domestic law, contrary to widely held legal opinion.
📒The Concept Of Odious Debt In Public International Law ✍ Robert Howse
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📒Sovereign Finance And The Poverty Of Nations ✍ Yvonne Wong
✏Sovereign Finance and the Poverty of Nations Book Summary : ''Yvonne Wong''s book is one of the best treatments of the Odious Debt problem in the literature. It is thorough, balanced and yet manages to be creative. I have already used an early version in my International Debt class and the discussions that were generated were excellent. For anyone seeking to tackle this age old problem, I highly recommend this book.'' Mitu Gulati, Duke University, US''With some excellent historical research and important analysis of "odious debt" accumulation and sovereign debt restructuring mechanisms in modern times, this book is placing the issue of "odious debt" at the heart of International law. Thus, it will prove an indispensable companion to any scholar or policy-maker who wishes to gain a multi-prismatic understanding of "odious debt" illegality and its implications for the welfare of entire nations.'' Emilios Avgouleas, University of Edinburgh, UK''Whenever a strict application of the law produces a result that is at variance with a general sense of what is morally right, trouble is surely in the offing. This is the central thesis of Yvonne Wong''s Sovereign Finance and the Poverty of Nations. When is it legally permissible, when is it ethically acceptable, for a sovereign borrower to disavow a debt incurred in the name of the sovereign state, but not for its (or its citizens'') benefit? And if debts incurred by unscrupulous politicians in one era can be disowned by their successors later on under gauzy notions of "illegitimacy" or "odiousness", what will prevent future unscrupulous politicians from casually dishonoring sovereign obligations that they would just prefer not to pay? These are deep waters, legally and morally. Wong has given us a fascinating insight into one of the most disquieting issues in international financial law.'' Lee C. Buchheit, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, US''This book provides a very valuable contribution to the discussion about odious debts in that it, quite successfully, structures the often rather elusive argumentation. By developing a new and stringent approach to the emergence of a valid legal concept of odious debts, the author presents a fresh perspective to its underlying evaluations and allows, thus, a re-consideration of the need for effective rules in this context. This book will certainly influence fundamentally the future debate of odious debts.'' Christoph G. Paulus, Humboldt-Universitat zu Berlin, Germany''Saddam Hussein was overthrown and executed, but his successors to power are still liable for the debts that he contracted for the nation. Odious regimes can create debts without consent or benefit of their citizens who must subsequently repay them. This fact puzzles both international law specialists and intellectuals who read magazines like The Economist. Theresult seems wrong, but the right solution is elusive. Yvonne Wong''s important and timely book solves some of the puzzles by using methods and theories from international law, economics, and political science. It explains the law and politics inherent in sovereign debt arrangements, and proposes a new legal framework for odious debt.'' From the foreword by Robert CooterNational debts incurred by illegitimate regimes against the best interests of the citizens is a serious problem of international economics and politics. These sovereign debts, often referred to as odious debts, deplete the public purse and create an ongoing financial liability that serves to constrain investment and economic growth, and conspires to keep millions in poverty. This important and timely book explains the legal principles and politics involved in the issue of odious debts, and sovereign debt arrangements more generally. The author goes beyond abstract arguments and proposes legal rules and international regulation that should be put in place to create the right incentives to stop the transmission of odious debts. Her proposal is for a registration scheme for sovereign debt, and the imposition of positive duties on financiers who provide loans to sovereign borrowers.Sovereign Finance and the Poverty of Nations will appeal to students, academics, debtactivists, policymakers, international finance practitioners and anyone with a general interest in sovereign finance affairs.
📒Odious Debt ✍ Stephania Bonilla
✏Odious Debt Book Summary : Stephania Bonilla analyzes the dynamics of sovereign debt relations and looks at how the incentive structures of the parties involved can have implications on odious debt. She specifically looks at the role of international law in the reputation mechanism sustaining creditor-debtor relations.
📒Debt Relief And Beyond ✍ Carlos A. Primo Braga
✏Debt Relief and Beyond Book Summary : The history of debt relief goes back several decades. It reveals that a country s accumulation of unsustainable debt stems from such factors as deficiencies in macroeconomic management, adverse terms-of-trade shocks, and poor governance. Debt-relief initiatives have provided debt-burdened countries with the opportunity for a fresh start, but whether the benefits of debt relief can be preserved depends on transformations in a country s policies and institutions. In 1996, the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (HIPC) Initiative was launched as the first comprehensive, multilateral, debt-relief framework for low-income countries. In 2005, the Multilateral Debt Relief Initiative was established, which increased the level of debt relief provided to HIPCs. As of early 2009, assistance through these two initiatives had been committed to 35 countries and amounted to US$117 billion in nominal terms, or half of the 2007 GDP of these countries. 'Debt Relief and Beyond' assesses the implications of debt relief for low-income countries and how its benefits can be preserved and used to fight poverty. The chapter authors bring unique operational experience to their examination of debt relief, debt sustainability, and debt management. Several key questions are addressed, including, what consequences does debt relief have for poverty-reducing expenditures, growth, and access to finance? Can debt relief guarantee debt sustainability? How can debt management at all levels of government be improved? What lessons can be learned from countries that have experienced debt restructuring? Finally, this book provides sound empirical evidence using current econometric techniques.
📒From Bilateralism To Community Interest ✍ Ulrich Fastenrath
✏From Bilateralism to Community Interest Book Summary : Bruno Simma, the dedicatee of the book, was born in Querschied (Saar) in 1941. After a distinguished career in international law and diplomacy, serving, among others, in the UN Committee on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights as well as the International Law Committee, he was elected judge of the International Court of Justice, or World Court, in 2001.
📒Unconstitutional Regimes And The Validity Of Sovereign Debt ✍ Dr Sabine Michalowski
✏Unconstitutional Regimes and the Validity of Sovereign Debt Book Summary : Sabine Michalowski's work provides a much-needed legal perspective on the topical subject of Developing World debt repayment. The volume incorporates a single debtor country, Argentina, as an example to address global questions relating to this problem. The work assesses the range of complex issues involved in the context of international as well as national law. It further examines the political pressure creditors may apply to make vulnerable countries adapt their economic and other policies in line with their wishes. These raise obvious constitutional issues for the debtor country and pose questions of whether and how the inequality of bargaining power in such situations could influence the validity of any measures taken, whether contractual or legislative. Argentina has been chosen as a case study because as a large debtor country, it represents these sorts of issues.
📒Advancing The Odious Debt Doctrine ✍ Centre for International Sustainable Development Law
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✏Chicago Journal of International Law Book Summary : The Chicago Journal of International Law is an interdisciplinary forum for discussion and analysis of international law and policy issues.
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