The Role of International Administrative Law at International Organizations

AIIB Yearbook of International Law 2020


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The Role of International Administrative Law at International Organizations, edited by Peter Quayle, is centred on the law of employment relations at international organizations, and divided into four parts. It examines the interplay between international administrative law and the jurisdictional immunities of international organizations. It explores the principles and practice of resolving employment related disputes at intergovernmental institutions. It considers the dynamic development of international administrative tribunals. It examines international administrative law as the basis for the effectiveness and integrity of international organizations. Together academics, jurists and practitioners portray the employment law that governs the international civil service and the resulting accountability of the United Nations, UN Specialized Agencies, and international financial institutions, like the World Bank and IMF.
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Peter Quayle is Chief Counsel, Corporate, at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. He is formerly Associate Director, Senior Counsel at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and Legal Advisor of the Office of Foreign Litigation, Civil Division European Office, at the US Department of Justice. He was educated at the Universities of Oxford and London and is a solicitor of England and Wales and CEDR accredited mediator. He is Visiting Professor of International Organizations Law at Peking University Law School. His current academic research focuses upon the governance and law of employment relations of international organizations.
 1 The Modern Multilateral Bureaucracy: what is the Role of International Administrative Law at International Organizations?
Peter Quayle

Part 1: The Legal Premise of International Administrative Law

 2 The Tension between the Jurisdictional Immunity of International Organizations and the Right of Access to Court
Edward Chukwuemeke Okeke
 3 Breaking the Silence: why International Organizations Should Acknowledge Customary International Law Obligations to Provide Effective Remedies
Kristina Daugirdas and Sachi Schuricht
 4 What is ‘International Administrative Law’? The Adequacy of this Term in Various Judgments of International Administrative Tribunals
Shinichi Ago
 5 The Terms and Conditions of Employment of International Civil Servants: Implied Terms Recognized by the Asian Development Bank Administrative Tribunal
Damien J. Eastman

Part 2: Resolving Employment-Related Disputes at International Organizations

 6 To Join or Not to Join: a Comparative Analysis of Joining or Creating an International Administrative Tribunal
Katherine Meighan and Gabriel Rodríguez-Rico
 7 Arbitrating Employment Disputes Involving International Organizations
Rishi Gulati and Thomas John
 8 The Global Fund to Fight AIDS ,Tuberculosis and Malaria: the Journey of a Public-Private Partnership
Fady Zeidan and Jean Abboud
 9 Evolution of the Grievance System of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development: lessons Learnt and Way Forward
Nobert Seiler

Part 3: The Role and Reform of International Administrative Tribunals

 10 The Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal: the Evolution and Explanation of Changes to the Tribunal’s Statute
Alice Lacourt
 11 The Effectiveness of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in an Era of Adaptation: the Role of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Administrative Tribunal
Steven Hill and Nick Minogue
 12 Building an Administrative Tribunal of an International Financial Institution from Scratch: lessons from the European Stability Mechanism
David Eatough

Part 4: International Administrative Law and the Effectiveness and Integrity of International Organizations

 13 The Manager’s Duty to Resolve or Report Misconduct: the Example of the International Monetary Fund’s Retaliation Policy
Brian Patterson, Pheabe Morris and Brenda Costecalde Orpineda
 14 Procedural Requirements in Staff Misconduct Cases: the Evolving Approach of the African Development Bank Administrative Tribunal
Eric P. LeBlanc
 15 Macro-Trends in the Performance Management of International Civil Servants and Their Legal Implications
Laurent Germond and Estelle Martin


 16 2019 AIIB Law Lecture: the Rise of Sustainable Development in International Investment Law
Nico Schrijver
 17 2019 AIIB Legal Conference Report
Yongqing Liu and Graciela Base
All international law practitioners, academics and students interested in international administrative law annd the resolution of employment-related disputes at international organizations, as well as those generally interested in the good governance, accountability, effectivenss and integrity of intergovernmental institutions.
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