(August 1, 2003) Given the desperate needs of Liberians, especially in the areas of education and health services, the Bush administration should cancel Liberia’s odious debt, 30 percent of which is owed to the United States.
(July 31, 2003) The tenth assembly of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has issued a statement calling on international financial institutions to acknowledge that part of the debt given to developing countries is odious and should be canceled.
(July 11, 2003) The United States should express its support for the concept of "odious debt." "Cancellation of debt acquired by corrupt dictatorships will both decrease the overall level of African debt and rationalize future lending," says Marian L. Tupy.
(July 10, 2003) Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator of the UNDP, noted that the United States could not complain if the South Africans reneged on apartheid debt – for the US itself has recently called for the 100 per cent cancellation of all Iraqi debt.
(May 17, 2003) The Paris Club of official creditors is a central element of the existing framework for crisis resolution. In the context of the current efforts to make the resolution of crises more orderly, timely and predictable, the Paris Club can make a contribution.
(February 1, 2003) For if the terms of the London Agreement, which dealt with the debts of the then West Germany, had been applied to today’s indebted countries, we could have avoided the deaths, sufferings and humiliations of hundreds of millions of people.
(August 24, 2002) In the fifth of a six-part series, Andrea Mandel-Campbell examines what went wrong with South America’s experiment with democratic and economic reform.
(February 2, 2002) This is the Spanish version of the verdict handed down in February 2002 by the International Peoples’ Tribunal on Debt.
(February 2, 2002) On the basis of an accusation complemented by a broad range of documentary evidence and testimonies, the Popular Jury, integrated by persons representative of the societies of different countries, has come to the following verdict.
(February 2, 2002) Jubilee South convened the International Peoples’ Tribunal on Debt in Port Alegre, Brasil. Though it was a court of opinion rather than a court of justice, the Tribunal carefully and astutely upheld judicial traditions and processes.
(January 1, 2002) Debt cancellation is all the more legitimate in that it can be justified by several legal arguments, including the notions of "odious debt."
(June 24, 2001) Does the combination of democracy and free enterprise guarantee achievement of the larger goal — higher living standards? In Latin America, the answer often is no, writes the New York Times.
(May 1, 2001) Tim Allen and Diana Weinhold explore the arguments of William Easterly, a leading economist at the World Bank, who investigated the claims and proposals of Jubilee 2000 and found them to be wanting.
(May 15, 2000) The absolute terror engulfing the West African state of Sierra Leone is a grim reminder of the chaos and widespread bloodshed frequently erupting on that violence-plagued continent.
(May 19, 1999) Observatoire de la Finance’s chairman, Jean-Loup Dherse, has a proposal that may improve the chance of building a political consensus for radical debt relief in the West.