Rights Not Debts

CESR's Ignacio Saiz and Allison Corkery, along with Juan Pablo Bohoslavsky, contributed to Progressive International's Debt Justice Blueprint, a series of essays that tackle the different dimensions of debt, confront policy questions with progressive principles, and aim to build a common vocabulary for the struggle of debt justice.

Our contribution to the series states that there is a mutual reinforcing relationship between booming levels of household and sovereign debt and the systematic deprivation of human rights around the world — which is why protecting these rights must be a core principle of debt justice.

You can read the full essay here