»Odious Debts. Legal Status and Draft Convention with Special Consideration of International Human Rights« Public debts used against the interests of the population give rise to a number of moral and legal questions. Precedents date back to the 17th century, but have gained new relevance after the events in Iraq and, recently, the Arab Spring. This study analyses whether so called odious debts are legally valid by examining sources of international law, human rights and private law. Furthermore, a human rights based convention for the prevention of odious agreements is drafted. With detailed English summary.