Evolutions in the Law of International Organizations


Editors: Virzo and Ingravallo
Because of their increasing prevalence and diversity, International Organizations (IOs) are one of the most striking legal phenomena in contemporary international law. Evolutions in the Law of International Organizations, is a collection of essays discussing the ever-changing nature of IOs. It covers all the many considerable practical evolutions in the law of, offers a discussion of theoretical issues and proposes solutions to many crucial problems related to these institutional developments. The book explores controversial institutional issues arising from recent developments in the complex international practice of IOs and includes contributions about the definition of IOs, the role of "soft" IOs and regional IOs, the reformation of international financial institutions, and the liability of IOs for their actions, among others.

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Roberto Virzo, Ph.D. (2003), University of Bari, is an Associate Professor of International Law at University of Sannio, a visiting Professor of International Law of the Sea at University of Florida, and an Adjunct Professor of Law of International Organizations at LUISS University. His previous publications include Il regolamento delle controversie nel diritto del mare: rapporti tra procedimenti (CEDAM,
2008) as well as several articles on international law.

Ivan Ingravallo, Ph.D. (2002), University of Teramo, is an Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Bari Aldo Moro. He has published several articles on international law and EU law as well as a monograph entitled Il Consiglio di Sicurezza e l'amministrazione diretta di territori (Editoriale Scientifica, 2008).

"In general terms this volume is valuable as it provides a sound reassessment and further analysis of some of the main elements of interest in current debate concerning international institutional law."
-Giulio Bartolini, University of Roma Tre.
Part 1: Evolutions in the Models of International Organizations - Recent Developments
1 The Intergovernmental Organization and the Institutionalization of International Relations
Marie-Clotide Runavot
2 About Soft International Organizations
Angela Di Stasi
3 International Regional Organizations
Piero Pennetta
4 Universalism and Regionalism in the History of the United Nations and of Specialized Agencies
Alessandro Polsi
5 The Activities for the Maintenance of International Peace in the Relationship between the United Nations and Regional Organizations
Giovanni Cellamare
6 Islam and International Organizations
Víctor Luis Gutiérrez Castillo and Jonatán Cruz Ángeles
7 The International Financial Crisis and the Evolution of the Bretton Woods Institutions
Susanna Cafaro
8 The Evolution of the Banking Supervision Architecture in Europe
Concetta Brescia Morra
9 The Protection of Non-economic Values and the Evolution of International Economic Organizations
Maria Rosaria Mauro
10 The Changing Form of the International Law Commission's Work
Jacob Katz Cogan

Part 2: Evolution in the Institutional Law of International Organizations - Selected Issues
11 The Proliferation of Institutional Acts of International Organizations
Roberto Virzo
12 The League of Nations and the Emergence of Privileges and Immunities of International Organizations
Vittorio Mainetti
13 International Organizations and Immunity from Legal Process
Massimo Francesco Orzan
14 Responsibility for Human Rights Violations by International Organizations
Guillaume Le Floch
15 The Control Criterion between Responsibility of States and Responsibility of International Organizations
Pietro Pustorino
16 International Organizations and Gender Discrimination
Berta Esperanza Hernández-Truyol
17 Handle with Care! The Succession between International Organizations
Ivan Ingravallo
18 Settlement of Disputes by International Courts and Tribunals of Regional International Organizations
Elisa Tino
19 The Right of Access to Justice for the Staff of International Organizations
Daniele Gallo
All academics and practitioners interested international organizations as well as those interested in recent and complex developments in the field of international law.