This pioneering Research Handbook with contributions from renowned experts, provides an overview of the general doctrines making up the law of international organizations.
The approach of this book is taken from a novel perspective: that of the tension between functionalism and constitutionalism. In doing so, this Handbook presents not only practically relevant information, but also provides a tool for understanding the ways in which international organizations work. It has separate chapters on specific `constitutional' topics and on two specific organizations: the EU and the UN.
Research Handbook on the Law of International Organizations will be of particular interest to academics and graduate students in the fields of international law, international politics and international relations.
Edited by Jan Klabbers, Erik Castren Institute, Faculty of Law and Asa Wallendahl, Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research, University of Helsinki, Finland
Contents: Preface Jan Klabbers and Asa Wallendahl PART I: INTRODUCTION 1. Contending Approaches to International Organizations: Between Functionalism and Constitutionalism Jan Klabbers PART II: GENERAL ISSUES 2. Personality of International Organizations Tarcisio Gazzini 3. Reasoning on Powers of Organizations Viljam Engstroem 4. Membership in International Organizations Konstantinos D. Magliveras 5. Financing International Institutions Thordis Ingadottir 6. Privileges and Immunities August Reinisch 7. International Organiazations - Institutions and Organs Inger OEsterdahl 8. International Organizations as Law-makers Jan Wouters and Philip De Man 9. Decision-making Nigel D. White 10. Dispute Settlement Kirsten Schmalenbach 11. International Organizations and Treaties: Contractual Freedom and Institutional Constraint Catherine Broelmann 12. Preparing Articles on Responsibility of International Organizations: Does the International Law Commission Take International Organizations Seriously? A Mid-term Review Niels M. Blokker 13. Dissolution and Succession: The Transmigration of the Soul of International Organizations Ramses A. Wessel PART III: SPECIAL ISSUES 14. Ultra Vires Acts of International Organizations Enzo Cannizzaro and Paolo Palchetti 15. Deformalization of International Organizations Law Jarna Petman 16. Reflections on Institutional Design - Especially Treaty Bodies Geir Ulfstein 17. The EU as (More Than) an International Organization Joxerramon Bengoetxea 18. The United Nations Sabine von Schorlemer Index