April 02, 2014

Overview of Internal Dispute Programs at Intergovernmental Organizations

The Winter 2014 issue of ACResolution Magazine, the quarterly publication of the Association for Conflict Resolution, surveys the dispute mechanisms at the preeminent intergovernmental institutions: the International Monetary Fund; World Bank; United Nations; and International Labour Organization. 

Joshua M. Javits--an IOA member, mediator, and arbitrator in Washington, DC--fits the Ombuds into their organizational contexts for each. (Only the ILO lacks an Organizational Ombuds program.) These internal structure exist because the IGO's immunity typically bars employees with employment-related issues from using local court systems. This is a good primer for the why and how of IGO dispute resolution systems. (ACResolution.)

Related posts: International Monetary Fund Announces New OmbudsWorld Bank Appoints a Third Ombuds; Survey of Conflict Resolution Systems in International Financial Organizations Notes Importance of Ombuds Programs.

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