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International Organizations and Their Exercise of Sovereign Powers

ISBN13: 9780199283255
ISBN: 0199283257
Published: July 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £76.00
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This book considers the exercise of sovereign powers by international organizations that include the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union in order to answer fundamental questions about the relationship between an international organization and its Member States. In their membership of international organizations, States must confer some of their sovereign powers upon those organizations.

In this book, Sarooshi develops a three-tiered typology of conferrals which ranges from agency relationships, to delegations of authority, to full transfers of power. The legal aspects of these conferrals are examined, and their implications for the growing importance of international organizations in international relations are assessed.

Public International Law
Table of cases
1: International Organizations as a Forum for the Contestation of Sovereign Powers
2: The Processes by which States Confer Powers on International Organizations
3: Conferrals by States of Powers on International Organizations: A Typology
4: Agency relationships between States and International Organizations
5: The Delegation of Powers to International Organizations
6: The Ceding of Powers to International Organizations
7: Measures a State can Take Against an International Organization on which it has Conferred Powers
Concluding Remarks