On 14th November 2017, Alex Haines, barrister at Bretton Woods Law, will be giving a presentation on the Immunities of International Organisations at the Stockholm Center for International Law and Justice (‘SCILJ’). The presentation will cover functional immunity (e.g., the 1945 United Nations (‘UN’) Charter), immunity from jurisdiction (e.g., the 1946 Convention on the privileges and immunity of the UN, and the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’), the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’), and a International Administrative Tribunals (‘IATs’)), and examples of how immunity is challenged and defended in practice (e.g., the UN Haiti Cholera Case, and the recent Canadian Supreme Court case of Wallace involving the World Bank).
The seminar will also address the various internal justice systems of international organisations such as the Sanctions Regime of the Multilateral Development Banks (‘MDBs’) and the administrative and judicial processes set up as alternatives to domestic systems.
The event will start at 16:00 (until 18:00), at Fakultetsrummet, floor 8, C-building, Frescati, Stockholm. Please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, preferably by 10th November 2017. Further details can be accessed here.