This book publishes the proceedings of the symposium by the International Law Association on the problem of foreign debt in the present and a new international economic order. The proceedings provide a step-by-step approach towards a more just and equitable international economic order.
1. Allocution of Federal Councillor Elisabeth Kopp, Head of the Department of Justice and Police 2. Introduction to the Symposium 3. Dramatic Action or Muddling through Strategy in the Debt Problem 4. Le Probleme de I'Enclettement International: Rupture ou Concertation 5. Indebtedness of the Developing Countries and the New International Economic Order 6. The International Monetary System and Development: General Outlook on the Legal Issues 7. The Restructuring of International Debt: Recent Developments 8. IMF Conditionality and State Sovereignty 9. Two Approaches to the Debt Problem: A) Adjustment of Loan Agreements (De Lege Lata) B) Strengthening of International Monetary Soft Law (De Lege Ferenda) 10. The Present Strategy to deal with the Debt Problem 11. The Relationship between the International Monetary Fund and the Commercial Banks 12. Trade Restrictions for Balance-of-Payments purposes and the GATT Strengthening the Soft International Law of Balance-of-Payments Adjustment Measures 13. Control of Transborder Movements of Capital 14. Comecon as a Debtor of the Western Financial System 15. Economic Coercion on Heavily Indebted Countries 16. Renegotiation and Rescheduling 17. The Indian Point of View 18. Third World Sovereign Debt Renegotiation 1980–85 and after: Reflections on Procedures and Paradigms 19. The Public Debt, Democratic Principles and the Rule of Law