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

Carlos Espósito, Yuefen Li, and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky


This book provides in-depth analysis of the legal, economic and financial implications of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Principles on Responsible Sovereign Lending and Borrowing (the Principles), launched in 2012 in response to the causes and widespread effects of the global financial and economic crisis. Investigating the legal, economic and financial basis of the Principles, the book develops through an interdisciplinary, pluralistic and experienced group of contributors a detailed and nuanced analysis of the controversial and complex issues raised by the Pr ... More

Keywords: Ultimately, the book discusses to what extent the Principles correspond with general principles of international law offering a serious foundation upon which to build responsible behaviour and appropriated institutional mechanisms for sovereign financing

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199674374
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674374.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carlos Espósito, editor
Chair in Public International Law, University Autónoma of Madrid, Vice President of the European Society of International Law

Yuefen Li, editor
Head of the Debt and Development Finance Branch, UNCTAD

Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, editor
Sovereign Debt Expert, UNCTAD

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1 Introduction

Carlos Espósito,Yuefen Li, and Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky

Part I Setting the Global Scene

Part II Legal Status of the Principles

4 Principles Matter

Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky and Carlos Espósito *

5 Out of Thin Air?

Michael Waibel *

7 The Legal Contours of Sovereign Debt Restructuring under the UNCTAD Principles

Antonis Bredimas, Anastasios Gourgourinis, and Georges Pavlidis

Part III Debt Management

10 Fiduciary Relations

José R. Oyola Marie Sudreau *


Part V Eurozone: Problems and Solutions

Part VI Outlook and Implementation