CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop as a Side Event to the 2019 ESIL Annual Conference, Athens 12 September 2019 On the occasion of the 2019 ESIL Annual Conference in Athens, the Interest Group on International Organisations – IG-IO is organizing a side event on the theme of ‘International Organisations and State Sovereignty: A Relationship in Flux’. The... Continue Reading →
Workshop at the occasion of the 2019 ESIL Research Forum, Göttingen 3rd April 2019, 13:00 – 16:30 Zentrales Hörsaalgebäude, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen The ESIL Interest Group on International Organisations gladly presents the programme of the workshop on the theme of international organisations and the rule of law. The Coordinating Committee has received many... Continue Reading →
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This paper maps out how (international) legal concepts and norms were employed during the inter-institutional struggle between the United Nations (UN) and the World Bank (Bank) in the era of decolonization. The first contribution of the paper is historiographical. Drawing on material from the Bank’s (oral) archives, the paper gives an original account of the ways in which the organization bypassed the ‘universalist’ aspirations that were gaining a foothold in the UN’s democratic bodies. Secondly...
Arguing that the realization of the function for which they have been created must take precedence over all other considerations, international organisations have tended to present the realization of that function as essential to protecting universal interests. In doing so, they have however contributed to weakening human rights standards. This contribution explores the reasons of that idiosyncratic reluctance to human rights.