Welcome on the IGMs project website!

IGMs stands for ‘International Grievance Mechanisms and International Law & Governance’

The IGMs project focuses on non-judicial grievance mechanisms:
→ created at the international level and on a permanent basis,

→ that enable people who are affected by transnational activities to directly ask the concerned transnational actors to account,

→ in the eyes of internationally-defined standards of conduct, whether these standards of conduct are legally binding or not,

→ in situations where international law doesn’t or hardly allow affected people to directly trigger the legal responsibility of these transnational actors. It questions the role of these IGMs from the viewpoints of international law-making, justice, and governance.

The IGMs project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC Grant no 312514) under the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme.

It is hosted by the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), at the Centre for International Studies and Research (CERIC), Joint Research Unit DICE, no. 7318 CNRS/Aix-Marseille University


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