Side event “Public debt and human rights: the case of Greece”


On the occasion of the 30th session of the Human Rights Council, the Europe-Third World Centre (CETIM) has the pleasure to invite you to a side event on

Public debt and human rights: the case of Greece

Friday 18, 2015, 17:00-18:00, Palais des Nations, Room XXVII


Renaud Vivien
Jurist and Member of the Greek Debt Truth Commission

Alfred De Zayas
Independent expert of the United Nations on the promotion of a democractic and equitable international order


Melik Özden
Director of the CETIM

Interpretation into French and English

Since May 2010, Greece has been subjected to painful structural adjustment measures by its creditors. The economic and social effects are tragic. A Greek Debt Truth Commission has been created in April 2015 by the Greek Parliament. The preliminary report’s conclusions are clear: the debt and the austerity measures imposed on Greece violate human rights and international law, the debt claimed from Greece in 2015 is totally unsustainable, and much of it is illegal, illegitimate and odious and should be repudiated.

For more information see the written statement presented by the CETIM to the Human Rights Council here.

Categories Cases Conferences Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Greece HUMAN RIGHTS
Tags austerity CADTM Debt audit Greece Human Rights Council
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