oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - African responses to the debt crisis: the relevance of public international law

Volume 23, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



The purpose of this article is to examine the international legal aspects of African indebtedness. It addresses the various international responses, both African and otherwise, which have evolved in relation to the debt position. Furthermore, the article considers what norms of general international law may be invoked in a bid to resolve this important contemporary problem facing Africa and the international community.

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