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erlassjahr.de (Jubilee Germany) is a German non-governmental organziation with around 700 member organizations that support erlassjahr.de's strive for a fair and transparent international insolvency framework.
Right now we ourselves do not offer a full English website, but we do contribute to a website that is hosted by our international campaign "Defuse the Debt Crisis". For more information, please visit www.defusethedebtcrisis.org.
Below you will find some of our publications on Fair and Transparent Arbitration that already have been translated into English.
Further English resources can be found on the following internet sites:
12. Januar 2004
The report on the DMFAS conference in Geneva end of last year with a presentation by Kunibert Raffer on the FTAP concept is now online available at:
DMFAS is the debt managment unit of the UN. They are developing technical tools in the area and supporting debtor governments in that field.
08. Januar 2004
"FTAP is a half-hearted solution compared to a complete and unconditional
cancellation of a country’s foreign debt."
The opposite is true! A singular complete debt cancellation will certainly
solve an immediate solvency problem. However , most in debt ed countries
are in debt because they find themselves in a structurally disadvantaged...
14. November 2003
Debt Sustainability and the projections of the Word Bank and the IMF
Financing of national and multilateral development goals
The state of the PRSP process
Topping up of relief at the decision point
Creditor Participation and litigation attempts by individual creditors
Current agreement with the Paris Club and agenda for further...
13. März 2003
The 27th of February 2003 was the 50th anniversary of the London Debt Agreement
which Germany signed with its international creditors to reduce its debt
burden. The pre and post World War II debt amounted to roughly 30 billion
Deutsch Marks and was reduced to less than 15 billion, with very favourable
conditions of repayment.
20. Februar 2003
Some remarks on counterarguments raised by those who are to benefit
Prominent among counterarguments raised against a Fair and Transparent
Arbitration Process (FTAP) appears the suggestion that such a reform might
actually put the sovereign debtor into a less favourable position, because
such a procedure might make it more difficult to access...
14. Februar 2003
Dated simply "January 2003" the Banque de France released a paper entitled
"Towards a Code of Good Conduct on Sovereign Debt Re-Negotiation", which
has since been referred to as the "Trichet proposal" within the discussion
about an international insolvency framework. There is not much really new
or sensational in it, but elements, which have...
21. Januar 2003
The SDRM draft-proposal from an FTAP perspective
2. The general thrust of the proposal
3. The current proposal and the FTAP essentials
4. Additional aspects
5. What’s going to happen next?
The IWF has finally published on January 7th the staff paper which
outlines staff recommendations...
29. November 2002
We have commented comprehensively upon the SDRM proposal, as it was presented
at the Annual Meeting of the Bank and the Fund last September (see: „No
way, IMF!“, available at: www.erlassjahr.de). During those meetings
there has been some discussion between FTAP proponents and the Fund staff.
These debates have left disappointingly...
01. August 2002
The author analyses Indonesia's financial political reaction to the Asian crises in 98, the role of the IMF and Indonesia's possibilities to go for alternative solutions in 2004 instead of renewed negociations with the Paris Club.
Der Autor analysiert die finanzpolitische Reaktion Indonesiens auf die Aienkrise 98, die Rolle des IWF und die...
27. Juli 2002
The following is a position paper by the German Jubilee network erlassjahr.de. It is a work in progress, which means it reflects the thinking within the network at the date indicated. Commentaries are welcome.
11. Juni 2002
Up to now the IMF proposal for a Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism (SDRM) was vague. The IMF now sharpened its position and it becomes clear that it is less about solving debt problems but rather about strengthening the IMF's institutional interests.
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