Pakistan needs to be set free

Publication date

16th September 2015


Islamic Relief Pakistan



Pakistan needs to be set free

If Norway, Ecuador & Greece can have their debts audited
Why can’t Pakistan establish a Debt Audit Commission?

There are number of spaces available in international law that can be invoked as legal justification to refuse the external debt
under extraordinary circumstances.

Rule of State of Necessity:
State of necessity, now known as “necessity” and codified by Article 25 of the International Law Commission’s (ILC’s) Articles on State Responsibility (ASR), is a
circumstance precluding the wrongfulness of an otherwise internationally wrongful act. It is traditionally defined as a situation in which the sole means by which a state can safeguard an essential interest from a grave and imminent peril is to sacrifice another state’s interest of lesser importance.



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