March 21, 2009

Practical Problems of International Organizations

A Global Administrative Law Perspective on Public/Private Partnerships, Accountability, and Human Rights

This conference was jointly organized and sponsored by the Department of Public International Law and International Organization at the University of Geneva Law School and the New York University (NYU) Institute for International Law and Justice. The event was also sponsored by the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the Institute for Research on Public Administration of Rome.


The purpose of the meeting was to raise, analyze, and discuss important operational issues that confront major international organizations (IOs) that may not as yet have been sufficiently addressed in systematic fashion. In order to do so, the conference brought together leading experts — both practitioners and academics — in the field.

Extensively revised versions of a selection of the papers presented at the conference have been published in the Symposium on “Global Administrative Law in the Operations of International Organizations” 6:2 International Organizations Law Review (2009).