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France passes law to clip vulture funds’ wings

Eurodad

06 Apr 2017 11:29:52

This blog by Tim Jones (Jubilee Debt Campaign) was originally published by Jubilee Debt Campaign Companies prevented from seeking large profits on debts they bought when a government could not pay. France has passed a law to prevent vulture funds or other creditors from seeking large profits on a debt they bought cheaply. The law protects countries in the global South from having their assets seized by creditors who bought debt when they were in, or near default, if the default was less than four years ago, or if two-thirds of holders of the debt have accepted a restructuring. The law only applies to debts bought since the law came into force on 11 December 2016. In 2010 the UK parliament passed a law preventing vulture funds or any other creditor suing one of 40 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries ...

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Experts warn human rights watchdog on rising activity by vulture funds

Eurodad

26 Mar 2015 11:11:22

By Aldo Caliari, Center of Concern At its 14th session, last February, the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee (“the Advisory Committee”) addressed for the first time the impacts of so-called vulture funds on human rights. “Vulture fund” is a generic name used to designate financial entities that use as a profit-making strategy the purchase of distressed debt owed by a sovereign debtor – that is, a State- on the cheap with the purpose of suing for the full amount once conditions for repayment improve. In a resolution adopted last September, the Human Rights Council entrusted the Human Rights Council Advisory Committee with the preparation of “a research-based report on the activities of vulture funds and the impact on human rights.” In preparation of that report it requested ...
Diálogo 2000, member of Jubilee South America, has released the statement "The real debt is to the rights of the people of Argentina" in defense of the rights and sovereignty of the people of Argentina in the face of recent vulture funds actions. The ...