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Exclusion from Participation in International Organisations

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ISBN13: 9789041112392
ISBN: 9041112391
Published: June 1999
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers
Format: Hardback
Price: £188.00

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This volume deals with expulsion from and suspension of membership rights in international organizations. This is an area of the law of international organizations which has attracted limited attention by academic writers.;The book examines some 35 different international organizations by analyzing the relevant provisions in their constitutive instruments and, where available, discussing the practice. Additionally, it describes in considerable detail the practice of rejecting delegations' credentials as a means of excluding Member States from participation. Moreover, it suggests solutions for those international organizations lacking expulsion and/or suspension clauses by applying the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and the theory of countermeasures in international law, especially as codified by the International Law Commission. Finally, the book offers a model expulsion and suspension clause to be incorporated in existing or future international organizations.

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Acknowledgements. Abbreviations. Table of Cases. Table of Treaties. Prolegomena. Part One: The Historical Example. A. The League of Nations. Part Two: The Regulation of Expulsion From International Organisations. B. Expulsion From The United Nations. C. Expulsion from Specialized Agencies and Regional Organisations. Part Three: The Regulations of Suspension of Membership in International Organisations. D. Suspension of Membership Rights in the United Nations. E. Suspension of Membership Rights in Other Organisations. F. The Contemporary Practice of Inserting Suspension Clauses in Constitutive Instruments. Part Four: Capita Selecta. G. The Use of the Procedure for Accepting Delegations' Credentials as a Means for Excluding Member States from Participation. H. Applying the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and the Rules on Permitted Countermeasures as a Legal Basis for the Suspension and/or Expulsion of Recalcitrant States in Organisations Lacking Relevant Powers. Epilogue and Conclusions. Bibliography.