The title of this post is a line from remarks by Dr. Cephas Lumina, United Nations Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt and other related international financial obligations of States on the full enjoyment of all human rights, particularly economic, social and cultural rights. Dr. Lumina’s remarks were given at our Capitol Hill briefing on November 6, 2013. Read Dr. Lumina’s full remarks here or below.
"I am pleased to be here today and to have the opportunity to offer some brief reflections on the need for internationally agreed standards on responsible lending and borrowing. Before I make my remarks, I wish to thank Jubilee USA and the American Jewish World Service for their unstinting efforts in seeking social and economic justice for all, particularly on issues of sovereign debt."