Remedies against International Organisations

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International organizations have become major players on the international scene, whose acts and activities affect individuals, companies and states. Damage to interests or violation of rights sometimes occur (such as during peacekeeping operations). Wellens considers the remedies available to potential claimants such as private contractors, staff members or anyone suffering damage. Can they turn to an ombudsman or national courts, or do they have to rely on support by their own state? Are the remedies provided by international organizations adequate? Wellens' study includes suggestions for alternative remedial options.

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"...a welcome publication...the book should be read by anyone interested in contemporary international law in any real sense." Non-State Actors and International Law
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KAREL WELLENS is Professor of Public International Law and the Law of International Organisations, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Nijmegen. He is also Chairman of the Advisory Committee on International Legal Issues to the Dutch Foreign Ministry and Co-Rapporteur of the ILA-Committee on Accountability of International Organisations. His other publications include Resolutions and statements of the UN Security Council (1946–1992): A thematic guide (editor; 1993) and Economic conflicts and disputes before the World Court (1922–1995) (1996).

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. General Features of Remedies Against International Organisations: 1. The accountability regime for international organisations; 2. Remedies against international organisations; 3. The different levels of accountability and the appropriateness of various remedies: scope ratione materiae; 4. Access to remedies; 5. Remedies against whom: the scope ratione personae respondentis; 6. The potential outcome of remedies: scope ratione remedii; Part II. Procedural Aspects of Remedial Action Against International Organisations: 7. Introduction to procedural aspects of remedial action against international organisations; 8. Procedural aspects of remedial action by member states; 9. Procedural aspects of remedial action by staff members; 10. Procedural aspects of remedial action by private claimants; 11. Procedural obstacles for representational non-governmental organisations; 12. Procedural obstacles common to remedial action by non-state claimants; Part III. Substantive Outcome of Remedial Action Against International Organisations: 13. General features of remedial outcome; 14. Remedial outcome for staff members; 15. Remedial outcome for private claimants; Part IV. Alternative Remedial Action Against International Organisations and Options for the Future: 16. Introduction to alternative remedial action against international organisations and options for the future; 17. Pre-remedial action; 18. Non-legal alternative remedial action; 19. Amendment of existing judicial remedies; 20. An inevitable role for the International Court of Justice; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index.

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