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A History of the Doctrine of Odious Debts: Serving Individual/Bilateral or Community Interests?

August Reinisch

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0075
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Traditionally, the ‘odiousness’ of certain debts was determined by the particular harm to the debtor, for example, debts incurred to fight secessionist movements that eventually prevailed and ... More


Odious Debt, Adverse Creditors, and the Democratic Ideal

Margot E Salomon and Robert Howse

in Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198810445
eISBN:
9780191847783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810445.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

In the context of transitions from authoritarianism to democracy, the odious debt doctrine has often been raised as a claim to adjust or sever sovereign debt obligations, based on the purported ... More


The Historical Context of Sovereign Debt

Kim Oosterlinck

in Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198810445
eISBN:
9780191847783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810445.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

Sovereign debt crises are not a new phenomenon. Thus, history offers useful insights into the complex nature of sovereign debts and ways of addressing debt crises. This chapter explores sovereign ... More


The Right to Unilateral Repudiation of Odious, Illegal, and Illegitimate Sovereign Debt as a Human Rights Defence

Ilias Bantekas

in Sovereign Debt and Human Rights

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780198810445
eISBN:
9780191847783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198810445.003.0029
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

States enjoy the right to unilaterally denounce sovereign debt that is odious, illegal and illegitimate under strict circumstances. This entitlement does not exist where the debt(s) was/were incurred ... More


Strategies for Addressing Capital Flight

James K. Boyce

Leonce Ndikumana (ed.)

in Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects, and Policy Issues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718550
eISBN:
9780191788000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718550.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Drawing on the literature and new evidence presented in the other chapters of the book, this chapter discusses strategies to stem capital flight from African countries. It emphasizes the importance ... More


Odious Debt

Peter James Hudson

in Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226459110
eISBN:
9780226459257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226459257.003.0008
Subject:
History, Environmental History

The Chase National Bank of New York arrived late to imperial banking but quickly developed a strategy for foreign expansion that was aggressive and reckless. As this chapter describes, this strategy ... More


Concluding Remarks in the Light of International Law

Robert Howse

in Sovereign Financing and International Law: The UNCTAD Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199674374
eISBN:
9780191752315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674374.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law, Public International Law

This concluding chapter underlines two contributions of the PRLSB to the international normative order concerning sovereign debt. The first contribution of the PRLSB is to qualify or limit a ... More


Capital Flight from Africa: Measurement and Drivers

Léonce Ndikumana, James K. Boyce, and Ameth Saloum Ndiaye

in Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects, and Policy Issues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718550
eISBN:
9780191788000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718550.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter describes the methodologies used to measure capital flight and presents updated estimates of its magnitude for 39 African countries over the period 1970–2010. It gives a global context ... More


Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects, and Policy Issues

S. Ibi Ajayi and Léonce Ndikumana (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718550
eISBN:
9780191788000
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718550.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The book provides a thematic analysis of capital flight from Africa, covering economic and institutional aspects, as well as domestic and global dimensions. It is organized in four parts. The first ... More


Introduction: Scale, Causes, and Effects of Capital Flight from Africa

S. Ibi Ajayi and Léonce Ndikumana (eds)

in Capital Flight from Africa: Causes, Effects, and Policy Issues

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780198718550
eISBN:
9780191788000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718550.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The introductory chapter presents the rationale for the book and an overview of the content of the other chapters.


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