The protection and enforcement of human rights and respect for the rule of law are central to the mandate of the United Nations (UN). Yet, there have been prominent instances in which human rights violations have occurred during UN operations that have never been remedied.
This experts workshop will explore the liability of International Organizations for international wrongs, as well address direct, indirect or shared responsibility. It will offer a detailed examination of accountability, and what models of external and internal international dispute resolution currently exist, and should exist in the future. In light of the recent suggestion that victims of international wrongs should be made whole by charitable contributions, it will also discuss redress and compensation for victims of international wrongs.
The workshop will conclude with a wine and cheese reception, and a launch of the new book Research Handbook on UN Sanctions and International Law.
12:30 ¦ Light lunch will be served in the Faculty Library (5th)
1:00 ¦ Welcome: Kristen Boon, Professor of Law, Seton Hall Law School
1:15 ¦ Keynote Address by Philip Alston, The Strengths and Weaknesses of External Accountability
1:45 ¦ Panel 1: UN Accountability and The Concept of Responsibility in International Law
3:15 ¦ Panel 2: Exploring Avenues for Accountability: Models for Dispute Resolution within International Organizations
4:00 ¦ Panel 3: Reparations and UN Accountability: Standards of Compensation for Organizational Wrongs
5:00 ¦ Wine & Cheese Reception and Book Launch: Research Handbook on UN Sanctions and International Law, edited by Larissa van den Herik.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Paula Pereira at firstname.lastname@example.org via phone at 973-642-8801 or 973-761-9000 ext. 8801.