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Bowett's Law of International Institutions 6th ed

ISBN13: 9780421964907
Previous Edition ISBN: 042153690X
Published: July 2009
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
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Bowett's Law of International Institutions is the leading introduction to this complex, important and growing area of international law, with increasing significance for developments at the national level. Covering all the major global, regional and judicial institutions and all international organisations that regulate aspects of development and providing an introductory overview of the law of international organisations, including international courts and tribunals as a whole.

The book offers a basic framework, insights into some of the more essential issues, and indications of where to find more detail. Bowett's is essential reading for students of international law and international relations and will also be of considerable interest to lawyers practising in the area.

Public International Law
General Introduction
Part I: Overview of existing International Institutions;
The United Nations
UN Specialised Agencies
Other autonomous organisations
Regional Institutions: Introduction
European Organisations
The Americas and Caribbean
The Middle East
Part II: The function of International Organisations;
Legislative or normative function
Executive and administrative functions
Judicial and quasi-judicial function
Part III: Common Institutional Problems;
Law governing the activities of International Organisations
Legal personality
Membership and representation of members
Financial aspects.