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Luca Pasquet is Assistant Professor of public international law at Utrecht University School of Law, Department of International and European Law. He holds a PhD in International Law from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.

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The WHO and the Italian Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic on Trial

A lot has been said about the tension between the accountability of international organizations and their immunity when the latter is invoked in proceedings against the organization or its officials. Less discussed is the case of an organization obstructing the course of justice by not waiving the immunity of its officials and experts summoned as witnesses by national authorities. In this blog, I will examine the possible arguments for not revoking this immunity in national procedures, and the legal consequences of this decision.

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