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The law of immunities of international organisations after Jam vs IFC

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In a landmark decision, the US Supreme Court rejected the argument that the IFC enjoyed absolute immunity in the US. We ask what this means.

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Grotius Chambers brings together a panel of four experts to discuss the implications of the landmark US Supreme Court decision in Jam v IFC, No. 17–1011 (27 February 2019) on the law of the immunities of international organisations. The panel comprises:

  • Dr Rishi Gulati, Fellow at the London School of Economics and Barrister, Victoria, Australia.
  • Dr Guido de Dekker, Attorney practising at the Supreme Court of The Netherlands, BarentsKrans NV, Den Haag.
  • Oliver Lorenz, Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (formerly with the WorldBank/IFC), Bonn, Germany.
  • Dimitri van den Meersche LLM, Researcher in the Dispute Settlement and Adjudication, Asser Institute, Den Haag, Netherlands,

Ms Marine Veissiere, Partner at Grotius Chambers, will moderate the panel.

The discussion will be wide ranging and cover different perspectives. Speakers will address issues including but not limited to the scope of international institutional immunities following the decision in Jam in the United States; how may Jam impact the international law understanding of institutional immunities; what steps international organisations may take to limit exposure to domestic proceedings; and crucially, what implications does (if any) does the decision in Jam have for enhancing access to justice for the victims of international institutional conduct. We encourage, and are looking forward to, a lively discussion among the panel and including the audience.

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