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Governance as Responsibility: Member State Participation in International Financial Institutions and the Quest for Effective Human Rights Protection.


The law of international responsibility, as currently devised, does not offer a consistent analytical framework to assess member State participation in International Organisations. Inescapably, this state of affairs runs counter to an effective human rights protection and hampers individual attempts to obtain reparation for damage, or the risk thereof, caused by wrongdoing member States.


Using International Financial Institutions as case studies, the investigation will attempt to devise the contours of a legal regime whereby State responsibility may be invoked for conduct performed in an institutional setting. In this way, the study aims to offer a concrete contribution to the understanding of how member States may secure their international (human rights) obligations after having transferred competences to an International Organisation.


Date:1 Jan 2013 →  28 Apr 2017
Keywords:member State responsibility, international financial institutions, human rights due diligence
Project type:PhD project