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International Organisations And International Human Rights Law: One Giant Leap For Humankind

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This chapter aims to consider the extent to which international organisations have international legal responsibilities under international human rights law. It demonstrates the link between international legal personality rights with international legal responsibilities, and examines the extent of those responsibilities of international organisations in regard to human rights. The International Law Commission (ILC) has been in the process of drafting articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations since 2002 and had drafted fifty-three articles by its 2008 session. The chapter continues on the basis that the general principles of State responsibility are applicable to international human rights law and, accordingly, the general principles of international legal responsibility of international organisations are applicable. The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has made a similar statement with regard to the obligations of member States under the World Trade Organisation (WTO).

Keywords: international human rights law; International Law Commission (ILC); international legal responsibility; international organisations



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