lvi, 366 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
9780521196994 hardback 052119699X hardback 9780511974922 ebook
Cambridge studies in international and comparative law (Cambridge, England : 1996) ; 81.
"International law on sovereign defaults is underdeveloped because States have largely refrained from adjudicating disputes arising out of public debt. The looming new wave of sovereign defaults is likely to shift dispute resolution away from national courts to international tribunals and transform the current regime for restructuring sovereign debt. Michael Waibel assesses how international tribunals balance creditor claims and sovereign capacity to pay across time. The history of adjudicating sovereign defaults internationally over the last 150 years offers a rich repository of experience for future cases: US state defaults, quasi-receiverships in the Dominican Republic and Ottoman Empire, the Venezuela Preferential Case, the Soviet repudiation in 1917, the League of Nations, the World War Foreign Debt Commission, Germany's 30-year restructuring after 1918 and ICSID arbitration on Argentina's default in 2001. The remarkable continuity in international practice and jurisprudence suggests avenues for building durable institutions capable of resolving future sovereign defaults"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 330-349) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Sovereign debt crises and defaults Political responses to sovereign defaults Quasi-receivership of highly indebted countries Monetary reform and sovereign debt Financial necessity National settlement institutions State succession and the capacity to pay Arbitration clauses in sovereign debt instruments Creditor protection in international law ICSID arbitration on sovereign debt Overlapping jurisdiction over sovereign debt Sovereign default as trigger of responsibility Compensation on sovereign debt Building durable institutions for the international adjudicating of sovereign debt.