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Eric De Brabandere

Mr. Niels Blokker
Professor of International Institutional Law (Schermers Chair)
Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University

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International Organizations
Immunity of International Organizations
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International Organizations
Immunity of International Organizations
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, New York, 13 February 1946, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1, p. 15.

Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies, New York, 21 November 1947, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 33, p. 261.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.

Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Criminal Court, New York, 9 September 2002, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2271, p. 3.

Charter of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Singapore, 20 November 2007.

Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Cha-Am Hua Hin, 25 October 2009.

Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency, Bonn, 26 January 2009.

Agreement on Privileges and Immunities for the International Renewable Energy Agency, Abu Dhabi, 13 January 2013.

B. Jurisprudence
International

International Court of Justice, Applicability of Article VI, Section 22, of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations, Advisory Opinion of 15 December 1989, I.C.J. Reports 1989, p. 177.

International Court of Justice, Difference Relating to Immunity from Legal Process of a Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights, Advisory Opinion of 29 April 1999, I.C.J. Reports 1999, p. 62.

European Court of Human Rights, Grand Chamber, Waite and Kennedy v. Germany, Judgment of 18 February 1999.

European Court of Human Rights, Third Section, Stichting Mothers of Srebrenica and Others v. the Netherlands, Decision of 11 June 2013.  

National

Court of Cassation of Italy, International Institute of Agriculture v. Profili, 26 February 1931.

Juge de Paix, XVIe Arrondissement de Paris, Avenol v. Avenol, 8 March 1935.

Supreme Court of The Netherlands, Mothers of Srebrenica et al v. State of The Netherlands and the United Nations, 13 April 2012.

C. Documents
Rapport sur l'art 7, al. 4: Privilèges et Immunités diplomatiques des Agents de la S.D.N. by MM. Adatci and C. De Visscher, Yearbook of the Institut de Droit international, 1924.

Institut de Droit international, L'interprétation de l'article 7, al. 4, du Pacte de la Société des Nations, 25 August 1924 (Rapporteurs: MM. Mineitcirô Adatci and Charles De Visscher).

Institut de Droit international, Nineteenth Commission, Judicial Redress against the Decision of International Organs, 24 September 1957 (Rapporteur: Wilhelm Wengler).

D. Doctrine
C. van Vollenhoven, “Diplomatic Prerogatives of Non-Diplomats”, American Journal of International Law, vol. 19, 1925, pp. 469-474.