An Introduction to International Institutional Law

Author: Jan Klabbers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139576468
Release Date: 2009-05-14
Genre: Law

International institutions are powerful players on the world stage, and every student of international law requires a clear understanding of the forces that shape them. For example, with increasing global influence comes the need for internal control and accountability. This thought-provoking overview considers these and other forces that govern international institutions such as the UN, EU and WTO, and the complex relationship that exists between international organizations and their member states. Covering recent scholarly developments, such as the rise of constitutionalism and global administrative law, and analysing the impact of important cases, such as the ICJ's Genocide case (2007) and the Behrami judgment of the European Court of Human Rights (2007), its clarity of explanation and analytical approach allow students to understand and think critically about a complex subject.

An Introduction to International Organizations Law

Author: Jan Klabbers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316299821
Release Date: 2015-04-23
Genre: Law

The third edition of this market-leading textbook (previously called An Introduction to International Institutional Law) is written in a clear, three-part structure. It is centred on the dynamics of the relationships between international organisations and their organs, staff, and the outside world. It discusses the essential topics of the law of international organisations, including powers, finances, and privileges and immunities, as well as membership rules, institutional structures, and accountability. The newly revised text has been updated extensively to reflect the entry into force of the EU's Lisbon Treaty (and Croatia's accession) and new articles on the responsibility of international organisations. The chapters have also been reorganised for further clarity. Two new chapters, on the international civil service and the relations between organisations and other institutions, respectively, have been added.

International Institutional Law

Author: Henry G. Schermers
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105043788988
Release Date: 1980
Genre: International agencies

"The first edition of this book was in three volumes ... This second edition replaces Volumes I and II. A second edition of Volume III is not yet foreseen"--Preface.

International Institutional Law

Author: Henry G. Schermers
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004187986
Release Date: 2011-08-11
Genre: Law

This book offers a comparative analysis of the institutional law of public international organizations, covering issues such as membership, institutional structure, decisions and decision-making, legal status, privileges and immunities. It has been designed to appeal to both academics and practitioners.

International Law

Author: Jan Klabbers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521194877
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Genre: Law

Clear and concise: a landmark publication in the teaching of international law from one of the world's leading international lawyers.

Principles of the Institutional Law of International Organizations

Author: C. F. Amerasinghe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521545579
Release Date: 2005-02-17
Genre: Law

The second edition of C. F. Amerasinghe's successful book, which covers the institutional aspects of the law of international organizations, has been revised to include, among other things, a new chapter on judicial organs of international organizations, as well as a considerably developed chapter on dispute settlement. There is a rigorous analysis of all the material alongside a functional examination of the law. A brief history of international organizations is followed by chapters on, amongst others, interpretation, membership and representation, international and national personality, judicial organs, the doctrine of ultra vires, liability of members to third parties, employment relations, dissolution and succession, and amendment. Important principles are extracted and discussed, and the practice of different organizations examined.

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy

Author: Richard Collins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136806056
Release Date: 2011-04-20
Genre: Law

International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy is an exploratory text looking at the idea of intergovernmental organizations as autonomous international actors. In the context of concerns over the accountability of powerful international actors exercising increasing levels of legal and political authority, in areas as diverse as education, health, financial markets and international security, the book comes at a crucial time. Including contributions from leading scholars in the fields of international law, politics and governance, it addresses themes of institutional autonomy in international law and governance from a range of theoretical and subject-specific contexts. The collection looks internally at aspects of the institutional law of international organizations and the workings of specific regimes and institutions, as well as externally at the proliferation of autonomous organizations in the international legal order as a whole. Although primarily a legal text, the book takes a broad, thematic and inter-disciplinary approach. In this respect, International Organizations and the Idea of Autonomy offers an excellent resource for both practitioners and students undertaking courses of advanced study in international law, the law of international organizations, global governance, as well as aspects of international relations and organization.

International Patent Law

Author: Alexander James Stack
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781849806091
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Law

'For the newcomer to intellectual property, this book is a wonderful introduction to global innovation policy debates and the difficulties in identifying optimal patent strategies. For those in the field, the volume provides an engaging examination of the complex interactions among heterogeneous national priorities, demands for an efficient environment for global trade in knowledge-intensive assets, and the capabilities of various international institutions – particularly WIPO and the WTO – to foster the development of, and administer, sound international patent policy.' – Rochelle Dreyfuss, New York University School of Law, US 'In this book, Alex Stack raises and explores critically important questions with respect to this body of experience: When is international patent law cooperation and harmonization welfare-enhancing? What is the role of international institutions – WIPO and the WTO – in furthering such harmonization? Stack explores these questions from a global welfarist, rationalist perspective. Using tools from new institutional economics, he explores design implications for international institutions, focusing on WIPO and the WTO, analyzing grounds for international cooperation as collective action problems and applying historical, political and transaction cost analysis. . . This book provides a subtle, insightful, and original analysis of the evolution of institutional arrangements for the international harmonization of patent laws that will be of immense value to scholars and practitioners involved in international harmonization efforts in intellectual property and cognate areas of commercial law. It will surely quickly become accepted as the seminal reference work in these fields.' – From the foreword by Michael Trebilcock, University of Toronto, Canada When is international patent law cooperation and harmonization welfare-enhancing? What is the role of international institutions – WIPO and the WTO – in furthering such harmonization? This book explores these questions from a global welfarist, rationalist perspective. It grounds its analysis in innovation theory and a examination of patent law and prosecution, incorporating the uncertainty of patent law's impact on welfare at a detailed level, dynamic changes, the skewed nature of patent value and the difficulty of textually capturing patent concepts. Using tools from new institutional economics, it explores future design implications for international institutions, analyzing grounds for international cooperation as collective action problems and applying historical, political and transaction cost analyses. Academics, students and practitioners interested in international economic law, specifically in respect of patents, innovation and intellectual property, the TRIPs Agreement, the WTO and WIPO will find this book essential. It will also prove insightful for researchers whose primary background is in international relations or international political economy, but are seeking an introduction to the patent and intellectual property field.

Bowett s Law of International Institutions

Author: Philippe Sands
Publisher:
ISBN: 0421964901
Release Date: 2009
Genre: International agencies

An introductory overview of the law of international institutions, covering the major organizations and explaining their role and governing law. The book analyzes common problems faced by international institutions and examines potential solutions.

An Introduction to International Investment Law

Author: David Collins
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107160453
Release Date: 2016-10-06
Genre: Law

A clear and accessible introduction to one of the fastest growing and most highly debated spheres of international law.

International Law

Author: Jan Klabbers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107141551
Release Date: 2017-04-13
Genre: Law

The second edition of this landmark textbook in the teaching of international law, from one of the world's leading international lawyers.

An Introduction to International Criminal Law and Procedure

Author: Robert Cryer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139993340
Release Date: 2014-06-12
Genre: Law

By offering both a comprehensive update and new material reflecting the continuing development of the subject, this continues to be the leading textbook on international criminal law. Its experienced author team draws on its combined expertise as teachers, scholars and practitioners to offer an authoritative survey of the field. The third edition contains new material on the theory of international criminal law, the practice of international criminal tribunals, the developing case law on principles of liability and procedures and new practice on immunities. It offers valuable supporting online materials such as case studies, worked examples and study guides. Retaining its comprehensive coverage, clarity and critical analysis, it remains essential reading for all in the field.

The African Union Legal and Institutional Framework

Author: Abdulqawi A. Yusuf
Publisher: Martinus Nijhoff Publishers
ISBN: 9789004227729
Release Date: 2012-01-20
Genre: Law

This work is an introduction into the origins, law and institutions of the African Union (AU). It examines the evolution, structures, legal standards and operational activities of this Pan-African organization, which replaced the Organization of African Unity (OAU) ten years ago.

Management of International Institutions and NGOs

Author: Eduardo Missoni
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134580187
Release Date: 2013-12-17
Genre: Business & Economics

International Institutions (IIs), International NGOs (INGOs) and Transnational Hybrid Organizations (THOs) play a hugely important role in the modern world economy. Despite having been studied by scholars from a range of disciplines, these organizations have never before been approached from a management perspective. This ambitious book analyzes the management challenges associated with international cooperation and sheds light on how these organizations have evolved as the political, economic and business environments have changed around them. Covering an admirably broad canvas, the authors pursue two main objectives. Firstly, they explore the main management frameworks developed in the context of the corporate and national public/non-profit organizations and adapt them to the specificity of IIs and INGOs. This leads to the identification of a "tailored" approach to IO management based on their institutional and operational settings, stakeholder groups, core business, staff profile, and financial arrangements. Secondly, they "bring theory into practice" by linking frameworks to several case studies and best practices of organizations currently experimenting with management systems and tools, with case studies including the World Bank and the Gates Foundation. This comprehensive textbook is a must-own resource for students and academics involved with studying and working with international organizations.

Latin American and Caribbean International Institutional Law

Author: Marco Odello
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9789462650695
Release Date: 2015-07-10
Genre: Law

This book is one of the few comprehensive works focusing on the sub-regional institutions in the Latin American and Caribbean region. These organisations and institutions enrich the co-operation at sub-regional level, but, in most cases, are neglected in legal literature. They have mainly economic purposes but they also contribute to new forms of institutional co-operation in other areas, including financial, political and social matters. The volume addresses some of the most representative of these institutions, such as the Mercosur, the Andean Community and sub-regional financial organisations (e.g. Central American Bank for Economic Integration and Andean Development Corporation) as well as new developments including the UNASUR and the Alliance for the Pacific. It provides updated information on the structure and changes of the institutions, and constitutes a valuable resource for those wishing to keep pace with legal developments in the fast-moving world of international institutional law. The book will appeal to a wide audience including researchers and practitioners specialising in international law and international organisations and related disciplines. Marco Odello, JD (Rome), LLM (Nottingham), PhD (Madrid) is a Reader in Law at Aberystwyth University, Wales, UK. Francesco Seatzu, JD (Cagliari), PhD (Nottingham) is Professor of International and European Law at the University of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy.