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Is the Odious Debt Doctrine an “Out” for Argentina?

Is the Odious Debt Doctrine an “Out” for Argentina?

By Antonio C. Hsiang, Associate Professor at Chihlee Institute of Technology, Taiwan
Location Taiwan Taiwan

Does Argentina have a viable case under the odious debt doctrine? A brief look at its debt history may be helpful. Argentina’s Minister of Economy Axel Kicillof recently insisted that his country had not defaulted on its international bonds for the eighth time in its history, but instead had suffered a “freak occurrence.” On Aug. 7, 2014, Argentina filed a suit at the International Court of Justice against the US, arguing that American courts infringed […]

January 7, 2015 · 1 comment · Argentina, Business, Economics
Falklands/Malvinas: The British Referendum Does Not Change Anything

Falklands/Malvinas: The British Referendum Does Not Change Anything

By Marcelo Kohen, Professor of International Law at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva
Location Switzerland Switzerland

The British Government organized a referendum to ask its citizens living in the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) whether they want to keep the current territorial status within British domestic law. According to international law, this referendum has no relevance. It is not organized, sponsored or even monitored by the United Nations. The Islands are, according to the UN Charter, a non-self-governing territory subject to decolonization. It is for the UN to decide when such territories have […]