Annamaria Viterbo, Andrea Spagnolo

Of Immunity and Accountability of International Organizations: A Contextual Reading of "Jam v. IFC"

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Keywords: US Supreme Court; International Organizations; Immunity; Access to Justice; Accountability; Jam v. IFC.

The present Article offers a reading of the US Supreme Court decision in "Jam v. IFC" from a twofold perspective. First, it analyses the way in which the US Supreme Court approached the immunity of international organizations, considering whether the exceptions to State immunity can be applied by analogy to determine the scope of IOs immunity. Second, it presents some thoughts on the accountability of the IFC in particular and of international organizations in general. The two perspectives lead to the conclusion that a regulation of organizations' immunity grounded on international law would be welcome and it should be construed as to prompt these subjects to improve their accountability mechanisms.

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