Aid To Developing Countries- a Legal Analysis

Aid To Developing Countries- a Legal Analysis 87 AID TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - A LEGAL ANALYSIS . By Isi Foighel I. INTRODUCTION 1. Legal Problems During recent years the question of assistance to developing countries has been subjected to a lively debate, not only concerning the extent of the aid - seen in relation to existing possibilities - but also - and espe- cially so with reference to its nature, the form of the contributions, and the effectiveness of current and/or terminated projects. Quite naturally this debate has concentrated on the basic question: What is the motiva- tion and what are the objectives of the assistance? As far as this problem is concerned, the current discussion has clearly shown that the reasons for the rendering of assistance vary to a great extent. While, on one hand, the relations of ex-colonial powers to their former colonies in cer- tam' cases play a vital role, strategic considerations, commercial interests and the desire to create a politically favourable climate for the donor will on the other hand be decisive in many cases. To this may be added that the solidarity of humanity, expressed in a number of countries in their internal social security legislation, may likewise find its http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Nordic Journal of International Law Brill

Aid To Developing Countries- a Legal Analysis

Nordic Journal of International Law, Volume 40 (1-4): 87 – Jan 1, 1970

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Brill
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© 1970 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0902-7351
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1571-8107
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10.1163/187529370X00125
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87 AID TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES - A LEGAL ANALYSIS . By Isi Foighel I. INTRODUCTION 1. Legal Problems During recent years the question of assistance to developing countries has been subjected to a lively debate, not only concerning the extent of the aid - seen in relation to existing possibilities - but also - and espe- cially so with reference to its nature, the form of the contributions, and the effectiveness of current and/or terminated projects. Quite naturally this debate has concentrated on the basic question: What is the motiva- tion and what are the objectives of the assistance? As far as this problem is concerned, the current discussion has clearly shown that the reasons for the rendering of assistance vary to a great extent. While, on one hand, the relations of ex-colonial powers to their former colonies in cer- tam' cases play a vital role, strategic considerations, commercial interests and the desire to create a politically favourable climate for the donor will on the other hand be decisive in many cases. To this may be added that the solidarity of humanity, expressed in a number of countries in their internal social security legislation, may likewise find its

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