Jam v. IFC: The End of Absolute Immunity for International Organizations?

June 24, 2019 | 5:30pm to 7:00pm | Price: Free for WFLS members, $15 for non-members.

Location: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20006

Earlier this year, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed D.C. Circuit’s ruling that international organizations have virtually absolute immunity to U.S. lawsuits under the International Organizations Immunities Act and held that international organizations do not enjoy broader immunity than foreign governments.

The panel will present and discuss relevant statutes and cases involving international organizations in the United States and in the international community, and analyze the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Jam v. the International Finance Corporation, both within the U.S. and globally.


John B. Bellinger, III, the Head of Arnold & Porter’s Global Law and Public Policy practice, and a former Legal Adviser to the Department of State

Ethiopis Tafara, Vice President and General Counsel of the International Finance Corporation

Moderated by Antonia Tzinova, President of the Washington Foreign Law Society and a Partner at Holland & Knight.

Panel discussion begins at 5:30 p.m. with a reception to follow.

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