This series aims to provide authoritative guidance on all aspects of the law of international organizations. This area of law has, over the years, developed into a separate field of study within the discipline of public international law. While it covers the law of individual organizations such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, the International Criminal Court, and the European Union, it also includes thematic institutional law topics such as membership, decision-making, legal personality, and responsibility of international organizations. In these and other areas, international organizations face similar questions and share a number of common characteristics. The series aims to include works written by practitioners as well as academics.
Niels M. Blokker, Ph.D (1989) Leiden University, is Professor of International Institutional Law at Leiden University and was previously Deputy Legal Adviser at the Foreign Ministry of The Netherlands. He is co-founder and co-editor in chief of International Organizations Law Review (published by Martinus Nijhoff/Brill Publishers).