An Introduction to International Institutional Law

An Introduction to International Institutional Law

by Jan Klabbers
     
 

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International organizations often have to compete with those very states that created them. This complicated relationship often leads to some uncertainty in the law relating to international organizations: the legal argument of an organization will often be counterpointed by an equally valid argument from a member state. Professor Jan Klabbers is mindful of

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International organizations often have to compete with those very states that created them. This complicated relationship often leads to some uncertainty in the law relating to international organizations: the legal argument of an organization will often be counterpointed by an equally valid argument from a member state. Professor Jan Klabbers is mindful of this complex relationship in his analysis of international institutional law. This second edition has been revised in the light of new developments and case-law. New sections are devoted to judicial review of Security Council acts and discussion of the ICJ's Genocide case (2007) and the Behrami judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (2007). Recent scholarly developments are also accommodated, such as the rise of constitutionalism and global administrative law, and the increased understanding that international organizations exercise public authority and therefore ought to be subject to some form of control.

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"...Klabbers provides an insightful discussion of decision-making processes in the United Nations system and in the European Community." The American Journal of International Law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521520935
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
438
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Meet the Author

Jan Klabbers is Professor of International Organizations Law at the University of Helsinki and Director of the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research. He has served as visiting professor at Hofstra University (New York) in 2007 and at the Graduate Institute of International Studies and Development (Geneva) in 2008.

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