Sovereign Insolvency World Map

A visual history of sovereign financial crises

Move your mouse cursor over, click or tap a country to see their history of default.


The information in this map is stored in a Google Docs Spreadsheet . In particular, see the Sources tab of that spreadsheet for a list of sources used for this map.

This map was inspired by a similar map by Philip Wood Q.C.

This page was developed (GitHub) with jVectorMap on Google App Engine with Flask.


Brian M Hunt is a lawyer in Canada. He was a founder & co-rapporteur of the Sovereign Insolvency Study Group of the International Law Association, and its successor the Sovereign Bankruptcy Group.

Tel +1.289.684.4677
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Please do not hesitate to contact the author with comments, corrections, questions and contributions.


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All efforts have been made to ensure that the material on this website is accurate, however no warranty or representation is made about its accuracy. Nothing on this site is legal advice, nor does anything on this site constitute or give rise to a legal retainer.