The Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies entered into force more than 60 years ago. This Commentary offers for the first time a comprehensive discussion covering both Conventions in their entirety, providing an overview of academic writings and jurisprudence for a legal field of particular practical relevance and gives both the academic researcher as well as
the practitioner a unique source to understand the complexity of legal issues that the UN, its Specialized Agencies, their officials, Member States' representatives, and experts face in today's world.
August Reinisch is Professor of International and European Law at the University of Vienna, Austria, and Adjunct Professor at the Bologna Center/SAIS of Johns Hopkins University, Italy. He has published widely in international law, with a focus on investment law and the law of international organizations. He is on the Board of Editors of International Organizations Law Review, Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts, International Legal Materials, and various other journals.
I. INTRODUCTION; II. DEFINITIONS; III. JURIDICIAL PERSONALITY; IV. IMMUNITIES AND PRIVILEGES; V. FACILITIES IN RESPECT OF COMMUNICATIONS; VI. REPRESENTATIVES OF MEMBERS; VII. OFFICIALS; VIII. EXPERTS ON MISSIONS; IX. ABUSE OF PRIVILEGES AND IMMUNITIES; X. LAISSEZ-PASSER; XI. DISPUTE SETTLEMENT; XII. ANNEXES AND APPLICATION TO INDIVIDUAL SPECIALIZED AGENCIES; XIII. FINAL PROVISIONS; XIV. ANNEXES OF THE SPECIALIZED AGENCIES CONVENTION; XV. RELATED INSTITUTIONS