Vera Gowlland-Debbas Part 1 - The United Nations: What is the legal responsibility of an Intergovernmental Organization? (Historical perspective)


Russell Tribunal on Palestine - New York Session
Program RToP2012 21
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Vera Gowlland-Debbas is Professor Emeritus, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (since 2009), and Honorary Visiting Professor, University College London (since 2003). Main publications include: The Security Council and Issues of Responsibility in International Law, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law 2007 (forthcoming 2012/13); The Security Council as Enforcer of Human Rights, in Securing Human Rights? Achievements and Challenges of the UN Security Council, Bardo Fassbender (ed.), The Collected Courses of the Academy of European Law (2011); Revisiting the Role of UN Sanctions in the International Legal System, Institute of International Public Law and International Relations of Thessaloniki (2010): National Implementation of United Nations Sanctions: A Comparative Study (ed.) (2004) and Collective Responses to Illegal Acts in International Law (1990, 1991 ASIL Certificate of Merit). Professional activities include counselling governments and private law firms on a range of public international law issues; acted as expert for international organizations, including UNHCR, OHCHR and WHO; Rapporteur for the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Counsel for the Arab League in the Advisory Opinion on the Legal Consequences of the Construction of a Wall in the Occupied Palestinian Territory before the International Court of Justice.
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Palenstine-Israeli Conflict