Tag: Mitu Gulati

Applied Legal History: Demystifying the Doctrine of Odious Debts

(March 1, 2009) “Odious debts” have been the subject of debate in academic, activist, and policy circles in recent years. The term refers to the debts of a nation that a despotic leader incurs against the interests of the populace. When the despot is overthrown, the new government—understandably—does not wish to repay creditors who helped prop up the despot…

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Scholars convene at top US law school for first-ever conference on odious debt law and economics

(January 24, 2007) Hosted by the journal of Law & Contemporary Problems, in conjunction with the Center for International and Comparative Law, the Global Capital Markets Center and Duke Law School, the Odious Debts and State Corruption symposium will feature a series of interactive roundtable discussions involving 25 leading international scholars and practitioners.