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Sovereign debt and human rights

Author: Ilias Bantekas; Cephas Lumina
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
"Sovereign debt is necessary for the functioning of many modern states, yet its impact on human rights is underexplored in academic literature. This volume provides the reader with a step-by-step analysis of the debt phenomenon and how it affects human rights. Beginning by setting out the historical, political and economic context of sovereign debt, the book goes on to address the human rights dimension of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ilias Bantekas; Cephas Lumina
ISBN: 019881044X 9780198810445
OCLC Number: 1030967861
Description: xli, 588 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: The historical context of sovereign debt / Kim Oosterlinck --
Sovereign debt crises : a problem of debt management? / Rosa María Lastra and Vassilis Paliouras --
Human rights and sovereign debts in the context of property and creditor rights / Arturo C. Porzecanski --
Private loans and sovereign borrowers / Mauro Megliani --
Export credits, sovereign debt, and human rights / Sara L Seck and Daniela Chimisso dos Santos --
The financial and social cost of public-private partnerships / María José Romero and Bodo Ellmers --
Foreign investment, sovereign debt, and human rights / Matthias Goldmann --
The role of credit rating agencies in sovereign debt markets / Aline Darbellay --
Sovereign debt and human rights: making the connection / Cephas Lumina --
Sovereign debt and the right to food / Olivier De Schutter --
Sovereign debt and the right to health / Tim Jones --
Sovereign debt and the right to education / Ilias Bantekas --
Sovereign debt and the right to development / Gail Hurley --
Sovereign debt and self-determination / Ilias Bantekas --
Debt crises, economic adjustment, and labour standards / Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Franz Christian Ebert --
Sovereign debt and civil/political rights / Sarah Joseph --
Illicit financial flows, sovereign debt, and human rights / Cephas Lumina and Mulesa Lumina --
Towards a more ethical lending to sovereigns / Barry Herman --
Conditionality and sovereign debt: an overview of human rights implications / Thomas Stubbs and Alexander Kentikelenis --
Debt, austerity, and the structural responses of social rights / Ben TC Warwick --
Guiding principles to assess the human rights impact of economic reforms? Yes / Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky --
Odious debt, adverse creditors, and the democratic ideal / Margot E Salomon and Robert Howse --
A soft law mechanism for sovereign debt restructuring based on the UN principles / Martin Guzman and Joseph E Stiglitz --
A sovereign debt arbitral mechanism from a human rights perspective / Ilias Bantekas --
Citizen debt audits / Maria Lucia Fattorelli --
Curbing "vulture fund" litigation / Cephas Lumina --
Sustainable financing through domestic resource mobilization (DRM): the role of international law / Francesco Seatzu --
The right to unilateral repudiation of odious, illegal, and illegitimate sovereign debt as a human rights defence / Ilias Batekas.
Responsibility: edited by Ilias Bantekas, Cephas Lumina.


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