Friday, January 3, 2014

The Supreme Court of Canada ruling on the immunity of international organizations and the management of their employees

Below is the first part of an article by Stephanie Weschler from It reads...

On 29 November 2013, the Supreme Court of Canada rendered its decision in Amaratunga c . Fisheries Organization Northwest Atlantic on the question of the application of the immunity of an international organization to managing employees of this organization. The Supreme Court concluded that international organizations enjoy immunity in case of appeal for wrongful dismissal established by a senior manager.
The appellant, Tissa Amaratunga, held a senior position within the Fisheries Organization Northwest Atlantic (the  NAFO ) from 1988 to 2005 when he was dismissed. The appellant brought an action for wrongful dismissal against NAFO. In defense, NAFO claimed immunity, as an international organization under the Decree on the Privileges and Immunities of the Organization Fisheries Northwest Atlantic (the   Decree on the immunity of the NAFO  ) agreed with Canada and made ​​by the Governor in Council under the Law on Foreign missions and international organizations . This decree gives the NAFO immunities under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations "to the extent that its duties require."
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