The law of international organizations is undergoing profound changes. This has been caused in large part by the increasingly important role that international organizations have played in exercising powers conferred on them by national Governments. This phenomenon has led to concerted attempts by States, international courts and tribunals, and domestic courts to seek to ensure accountability for these exercises of power by
imposing corresponding limits on international organizations.
This volume is focused on several key aspects of this accountability process: the content of the rules of international law relating to when an international organization can be held responsible for its breach of a primary rule of international law (the law codified in the UN draft Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations), when an international organization can plead immunity from jurisdiction of national and possibly international tribunals, and what remedies can be taken against an international organization.
The chapters in this volume are the result of research conducted by outstanding junior academics who were participants in the 2011 Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations of the Hague Academy of International Law.
Originally published as Colloques / Workshops – Law Books of the Academy, Volume 34.
With the contribution of:
J. Abrisketa Uriarte
T. H. Irmscher
M. A. Namountougou
Chapter 1 INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS: PERSONALITY, IMMUNITIES AND RESPONSIBILITY — REPORT OF THE DIRECTOR OF STUDIESDan Sarooshi (United Kingdom)
Part I Issues of Responsibility of International Organizations under International Law
Chapter 2 ATTRIBUTION, CAUSATION AND RESPONSIBILITY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONSYifeng Chen (China)
Chapter 3 IT TAKES TWO TO TANGO: STATES’ CONFERRAL OF POWERS ON INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ORGANIZATION AND ITS MEMBERSGiulia Pinzauti (Italy)
Chapter 4 LA RELATION DE MANDAT ENTRE ÉTATS ET ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONALES ET SES CONSÉQUENCES SUR LA RESPONSABILITÉ DES ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONALESIrène Couzigou (France)
Chapter 5 THE DIFFERING LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN STATES AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS’ RESPONSIBILITY: DELEGATION OF POWERS TO STATESMartina Šmuclerová (Czech Republic)
Chapter 6 LES LIMITATIONS PORTÉES AUX ACTES DES ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONALES: LE CAS DES ADMINISTRATIONS INTERNATIONALES DE TERRITOIRES CONTRÔLÉES PAR LES NATIONS UNIES ET DE LEURS HAUTS REPRÉSENTANTSMarjorie Beulay (France)
Chapter 7 LA RESPONSABILITÉ PÉNALE DES AGENTS DES ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONALES Svetlana Zasova (Macédonie)
Part II The Development of the Law of Responsibility of International Organizations by Courts and Tribunals
Chapter 8 THE RESPONSIBILITY OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL AND EUROPEAN COURTS AND TRIBUNALS: JUDICIAL REVIEW OF SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONSJoana Abrisketa Uriarte (Spain)
Chapter 9 LE RÈGLEMENT PAR VOIE D’ARBITRAGE DES DIFFÉRENDS PORTANT SUR LA RESPONSABILITÉ DES ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONALESSimone Vezzani (Italie)
Chapter 10 ENTRE LA NON-INTERFÉRENCE ET LE CONTRÔLE JUDICAIRE : L’ÉQUILIBRISME DES JURIDICTIONS NATIONALES FACE AUX ACTES DES ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONALES.Vaios Koutroulis (Grèce)
Part III Issues of Immunities of International Organizations and Remedies against International Organizations
Chapter 11 IMMUNITIES AND THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO COURT— CONFLICT AND CONVERGENCETobias H. Irmscher (Germany)
Chapter 12 LA RENONCIATION DES ORGANISATIONS INTERNATIONALES À LEURS IMMUNITÉS Matthieu Aldjima Namountougou (Burkina Faso)
Chapter 13 REMEDIES AGAINST INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS — A RELATIONAL ACCOUNT OF INTERNATIONAL RESPONSIBILITYChristiane Ahlborn (Germany)
Selected bibliography Otto Spijkers, Hans Thyssen
Index Marc Casadevall (Andorre)