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An Introduction to International Institutional Law 2nd ed isbn 9780521516204

An Introduction to International Institutional Law

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Jan KlabbersUniversity of Helsinki

ISBN13: 9780521817745
ISBN: 0521817749
New Edition ISBN: 9780521516204
Published: December 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: Out of print



International organizations are unusual creations: generated by and for their member states, at the same time they often have to compete with those very states that created them. This complicated relationship often leads to some uncertainty in the law relating to international organizations: the legal argument of an organization will often be counterpointed by an equally valid argument from a member state.

Professor Jan Klabbers is mindful of this complex relationship in his comprehensive analysis of international institutional law. As well as describing the law as it applies to legal institutions in chapters that include dispute settlement, financing and treaty-making, Klabbers looks forward to a re-appraisal of the status of international organizations. This is a key textbook for advanced-level students of law and of international relations.

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Subjects:
Public International Law
Contents:
Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The rise of international organizations; 3. The legal position of international organizations; 4. The foundations of powers of organizations; 5. International organizations and the law of treaties; 6. Issues of membership; 7. Financing; 8. Privileges and immunities; 9. Institutional structures; 10. Legal instruments; 11. Decision-making and judicial review; 12. Dispute settlement; 13. Treaty-making by international organizations; 14. Issues of responsibility; 15. Dissolution and succession; 16. Concluding remarks: re-appraising international organizations; Bibliography.