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Human rights, sovereign debt and why states should not keep their promises

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Are there situations in which the state should not pay a legitimately acquired sovereign debt? This article argues that when the payment of non-odious debt violates the human rights of citizens, this constitutes an important normative reason for prioritizing human rights over the payment of sovereign debt. Given that there are specific, not casual, reasons to fear that high indebtedness of states may result in the undermining of socioeconomic and collective hum...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Blavatnik School of Government
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Publisher:
Centro de Investigaciones Filosoficas
Journal:
Revista Latinoamericana de Filosofia Politica More from this journal
Volume:
7
Issue:
4
Pages:
5-41
Publication date:
2018-11-16
Acceptance date:
2018-08-15
EISSN:
2250-8619
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pubs:1038670
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uuid:b65937e5-863f-45e4-be07-11a26c06d0a6
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pubs:1038670
Source identifiers:
1038670
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2019-08-05

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