Abdelkader Sid Ahmed (Eds.)
Dette Contre le Droit.
Une Perspective Méditerranéenne
Debt and the Law
A Mediterranean Perspective
Publisud, 2001), 408 pp.;
€ 48,23, ISBN: 2-86600-909-6 Order No. 102040594
perspective for the study of external debt must take the general
legal principles of other legal traditions than the Roman
legal system, international law and human rights law into
consideration. The problem must be jointly addressed by the
indebted and the creditor countries and they must find a joint
solution because otherwise the indebted countries will have
no access to development.
two introductory chapters by the editors the book is organised
in two parts. In part I ten chapters deal with legal aspects
of indebtedness by Rafael Caldera, Fausto Pocar, Miguel Angel
Espeche Gil, Sandro Schipani, Jorge Barrientos Parra, Joseph
Joblin, H'Mida Ennaifer, Ga'far 'Abdassalam' Ali, Lazhar Bouony
and Mahmoud Hassen. In part II five chapters analyse the foreign
debt of Arab countries written by Abdelkader Sid Ahmed, Fouad
Zaim, Mohamed Benlahcen Tlemçani, Susan George and
by the National Economic and Social Council of Algiers. An
appendix includes 20 documents on foreign debt issues by the
European Commission, by the Latin American Parliament, by
the Interparliamentary Conference between the EU and Latin
America, by the Human Rights commission and by the parliaments
of Brazil and Italy.
Catalano is professor of Roman law at the University of Rome
'La Sapienza' and director of ISPROM. Abdelkader Sid Ahmed
is professor of economics at the University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne
and a researcher at the Institute for Development Research.