Special issue of Revista Derechos en Acción on IMF & Human Rights featuring Dr Margot Salomon

1 June 2021

Dr Margot Salomon has been interviewed in a Special Issue of Revista Derechos en Acción (Rights in Action Journal), from Argentina, devoted to the “IMF and Human Rights”. The Argentine government is now negotiating with the IMF to reprogramme the biggest single loan it has ever granted to a country. As with many IMF debtor countries, cross-claims arise between IMF policy expectations and the urgent and long-term needs and rights of real people. Through the SPEAK OUT! series at the Laboratory for Advanced Research on the Global Economy at LSE Human Rights, Dr Salomon is pleased to make available the English version of these powerful interviews. With a compelling foreword by Martti Koskenniemi and pointed contributions from, among others, Jayati Ghosh, Yanis Varoufakis, Mark Blyth, and Jomo Kwame Sundaram this work offers a vital contribution to a live issue.  In her interview for the Special Issue, Dr Salomon foregrounds the call to address the root causes of the business of chronic indebtedness and to dislodge the hold of international finance. Pointing up the relationship between sovereign debt and democracy, Dr Salomon remarks that "the creditor-debtor relationship defines us. Debt is governance. It is high time that international politics and law catch up and treat it as such."

Click here to read the English version of the Special Issue