The CoE-IJS Legitimacy Index is an innovative quantitative assessment tool designed to offer a comprehensive picture of the internal justice systems of international organisations around the world.
It scores and ranks international organisations based on how compliant their internal justice systems are with the criteria set by customary international human rights law. The Index provides new data on four crucial factors in the administration of justice: structure of the system; applicable law and clarity thereof; forum of rst instance and forum of second instance. These four aggregate factors are further disaggregated into fourteen specic sub-factors.
The Index looks at an internal justice system’s adherence de jure to the criteria found in customary international human rights law. It examines the law applicable to the employment related disputes of an international organisation and the law relating to the internal justice system of such organisation, both substantial and procedural, so as to determine whether it fulfils those criteria. Findings are based on data derived from a detailed questionnaire which is answered based on the abovementioned laws of an international organisation. The IJS Legitimacy Index introduces scores and rankings for 33 international organisations.