International organizations have come to occupy a central position in international governance, exercising many public functions and facilitating political debate amongst states and other actors, though it is only recently that the focus of legal discussions has begun to shift to controlling the activities of organizations. This volume assembles sixteen important essays addressing various issues relating to the law of international organizations, highlighting theoretical issues and ongoing political debates and emphasizing issues of control. The introductory essay provides an overview of the development of the politico-legal debate and situates the law of international organizations historically and in its contemporary context.
Jan Klabbers is Professor of Law at the Department of Law, University of Helsinki, Finland.
Contents: General Frameworks: The move to institutions, David Kennedy; The life and times of the law of international organizations, Jan Klabbers; A flat Earth? international organizations in the system of international law, Catherine BrAlmann. Personality and Powers: Is the international personality of intergovernmental organizations valid vis-a-vis non-members?, Finn Seyersted; The personality of international organisations in English law, Geoffrey Marston; The limits of powers of international organisations, A.I.L. Campbell. Norm-Setting: On the quasi-legislative competence of the general assembly, Richard A. Falk; Professor Falk on the quasi-legislative competence of the general assembly, N.G. Onuf; The security council's first 50 years, Frederic L. Kirgis Jr. Mechanisms of Control: International organisations and immunity from jurisdiction: to restrict or to bypass?, Emmanuel Gaillard and Isabelle Pingel-Lenuzza; The collapse of the International Tin Council: a case of state responsibility?, Romana Sadurska and C.M. Chinkin; Legality in international organizations, Felice Morgenstern; Alternatives to withdrawal from an international organization: the case of the European Economic Community, Joseph H.H. Weiler. Constitutionalist Tendencies: Securing the accountability of international organizations, August Reinisch; The return of the contract: problems and pitfalls of European constitutionalism, GA1/4nther Frankenberg; Index.