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Access to justice and international organizations: the case of individual victims of human rights violations

This groundbreaking book offers a compelling articulation of the right of access to justice for individuals facing human rights violations by international organizations. Following an examination of the human rights obligations of a variety of international organizations, the author scrutinizes thei...

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Main Author: Schmitt, Pierre
Format: Electronic/Print Book
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, UK Northampton, MA Edward Elgar Publishing [2017]
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Summary:This groundbreaking book offers a compelling articulation of the right of access to justice for individuals facing human rights violations by international organizations. Following an examination of the human rights obligations of a variety of international organizations, the author scrutinizes their dispute settlement mechanisms as well as the conflict between their immunities and the right of access to justice before national jurisdictions. Highlighting recent examples, such as the cholera outbreak in Haiti, this book reveals how individual victims of human rights violations by international organizations are frequently left in the cold, due to the lack of an independent, impartial dispute settlement mechanism before which they can file such claims. Considering both global mechanisms and current mechanisms established by international organizations such as administrative jurisdictions for employment-related disputes, Pierre Schmitt finds that they either are not competent or that they have a limited scope. He concludes by offering normative proposals addressed both to international organizations and to national judges confronted with such cases. Offering a wealth of empirical and practical wisdom, this book will appeal to scholars in public international law and human rights. It is also a must-read for practitioners, judges and legal advisers working in the field and will prove a useful tool for national authorities negotiating immunity conventions with international organizations --Back cover
Setting the scene -- International organization's human rights obligations -- Right of access to justice -- International dispute settlement mechanisms -- National jurisdictions and the immunities of international organizations -- General conclusions and normative proposals
Physical Description:xxix, 370 Seiten
ISBN:9781786432889
1786432889