International Law, Odious Debt and Human Rights

October 21, 2021
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
WherePurcell Reading Room
Sponsor(s)Center for International & Comparative Law

Due to various factors some countries worldwide face onerous debts owed to international creditors. Governments, academics and activists debate the legality of these economic commitments, especially those labeled as odious debt, and their impact on realizing human rights and other international obligations, including in times of transition. In this panel, three recognized experts in this field, Professor Mitu Gulati, Sabine Michalowski and Professor Paul B. Stephan ’77, will discuss the challenges of international law in the face of this issue. Panel will be moderated by Professor Camilo Sánchez. Food will be provided.