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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organizations or Institutions, Legal Remedies against Acts of Organs

Kirsten Schmalenbach

Subject(s):
Human rights remedies — Economic sanctions — Acts of international organizations — Practice and procedure of international organizations — Regional organizations — Responsibility of international organizations — Remedies — Remedies and costs

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 Legal remedies are remedies provided by the law for the enforcement of a right when an illegal, detrimental, or harmful act is imposed on the complainant. The term ‘remedy’ unifies a procedural and a substantive concept: whereas the term ‘procedural remedy’ indicates the existence of remedial institutions and procedures to which the complainant has access in order to press his or her claim, ‘substantive remedy’ refers to the outcome of the processes and characterizes the redress and relief to which the complainant is entitled. 2 Substantive remedies aim at...
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