Delving into the law and meaning of international organizations, this book addresses the laws relating to international organizations, their undertakings, and the ways in which specific international organizations function and interact with one another.
Assuming little background knowledge of international law, the book brings together key issues in international law and the history of international organizations in a cohesive manner, providing readers with a clear understanding of international organizations' law in context. It addresses topics such as:
- organization functions and structure
- membership and membership powers
- the rights of international organizations
- dispute settlement in international organizations
- termination of an international organization
Written in an accessible and engaging way, this book is ideal reading for students new to the Law of International Organizations and as a reference for those active in fields impacted by international organizations.
Table of Contents
1: Introduction; 2. History, the United Nations Charter & Vienna Conventions; 3. Membership & Membership Powers; 4. Voting Rights & Allotments; 5: Organization Functions & Structure; 6: Punishment, Suspension & Expulsion of Errant Member States; 7: Diplomatic Rights versus International Organization Rights; 8: Headquarters Agreements of International Organizations; 9: Promulgation of International Instruments Under the Auspices of International Organizations; 10: Dispute Settlement in International Organizations; 11: Termination of an International Organization; 12: The United Nations System; 13: International Criminal Courts; 14: Regional Organizations; 15: Trade, Finance and Banking Organizations; 16: Sector and Industry-focused Organizations; 17: Military & Policing Organizations; 18: Human Rights Organizations & Bodies; 19: Environmental Organizations; 20: Conclusion
Dr. Alexandra R. Harrington is Lead Counsel for Peace, Justice and Accountability at the Centre for International Sustainable Development Law and an adjunct professor at Albany Law School.