International Organizations Law Review is a peer-reviewed journal that only publishes articles that have passed through an anonymous review process.
After the Second World War, the law of international organizations developed as a separate, but not separable, discipline within the sphere of public international law.
The International Organizations Law Review functions as a discussion forum for both academics and practitioners active in this discpline. The
Review offers two foci: one based in the world of scholarship and the other in the world of practice. Academic scholarship offered in the
Review will focus on general and theoretical developments in international institutional law, while practitioner views offer a forum to identify and discuss legal developments within existing international organizations.
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This book offers a new perspective in examining the key global economic organizations - the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank (and its regional counterparts), and the World Trade Organization. Aimed at ordinary informed readers, the text draws upon the author's many years of familiarity with these organizations to evaluate them from a legal and policy perspective, touching on issues of "mission creep," "democracy deficit," and more. The book depicts such issues as the central struggles in a "Global Development War" that is now being lost because of certain ideological and institutional failings that currently afflict the global institutions. That war can be won, the author asserts, only by adopting an ideology of liberal, intelligent, participatory, multilateral, and sustainable human development.
Providing both an international organizations and research bibliography, Volume 4 cites over 46,000 publications and information resources supplied by international organizations, and provides nearly 18,000 research citations under 40 subject headings. This volume also includes a research bibliography on international organizations and transnational associations.
Winner of the 2018 Choice Outstanding Academic Title Award.
Yearbook of International Organizations is a comprehensive resource of intergovernmental (IGOs) and international nongovernmental organizations (INGOs) worldwide. The annual yearbook is published via the following six thematic volumes:
Vol 1A and 1B: Organization Descriptions and Cross-References
Vol 2: Geographical Index — A Country Directory of Secretariats and Memberships
Vol 3: Global Action Networks — A Subject Directory and Index
Vol 4: International Organization Bibliography and Resources
Vol 5: Statistics, Visualizations and Patterns
Vol 6: Who's Who in International Organizations
Starting in 2018, the 6th Volume of the
Yearbook will be devoted to:
Global Civil Society and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
Immunity rules are part and parcel of the law of international organizations. It has long been accepted that international organizations and their staff need to enjoy immunity from the jurisdiction of national courts. However, it is the application of these rules in practice that increasingly causes controversy. Claims against international organizations are brought before national courts by those who allegedly suffer from their activities. These can be both natural and legal persons such as companies. National courts, in particular lower courts, have often been less willing to recognize the immunity of the organization concerned than the organization’s founding fathers. Likewise, public opinion and legal writings frequently criticize international organizations for invoking their immunity and for the lack of adequate means of redress for claimants.
It is against this background that an international conference was organized at Leiden University in June 2013. A number of highly qualified academics and practitioners gave presentations and prepared written contributions that are collected in this book. This book is published to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the
International Organizations Law Review, in which these contributions have also been published (Vol. 10, issue 2, 2014).