Do international organisations have a positive duty to prevent harassment?

Since the birth of the #MeToo movement, it is more important than ever before that IOs recognise and address claims of harassment. Best evidenced by the adoption of the International Labour Organization’s Violence and Harassment Convention (No. 190) and its accompanying Recommendation (No. 206), the international community has made it clear that violence and harassment…

No jab, no job? Considerations on how IOs will implement COVID-19 safety at work

Mandatory Vaccinations A key question arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic is whether international organisations (IOs), like domestic governments, may legitimately pursue mandatory vaccination policies. Despite their name, mandatory vaccinations are not truly compulsory. In cases of non-compliance, governments cannot force individuals to comply or use criminal sanctions to change their minds. However, mandatory vaccination…