International Organizations and Member State Responsibility

Critical Perspectives

International Organizations and Member State Responsibility: Critical Perspectives is the first international public law book entirely devoted to the topic of member state responsibility. Throughout its ten contributions, it takes stock of the legal developments brought about by the International Law Commission’s work on international responsibility, and critically unveils the major remaining conceptual gaps in the field.
The novel approaches offered in the book serve as a repository of the various understandings within academia and legal practice that reflect the evolution of the contemporary law of international (member state) responsibility.

Contributors: Ana Sofia Barros, Cedric Ryngaert, Jan Wouters, Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Catherine Brölmann, Esa Paasivirta, Francesco Messineo, Ige Dekker, Jean d’Aspremont, Niels Blokker, Paolo Palchetti, Ramses Wessel, Tom Dannenbaum

This Volume was previously published as International Organizations Law Review Vol. 12, issue 2 (2015).

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Ana Sofia Barros is a lawyer and Ph.D. Researcher at the University of Leuven. She has published a monograph and various articles in the fields of international human rights law, international organizations law and development.

Cedric Ryngaert, PhD (2007), Leuven University, is Professor of Public International Law at Utrecht University. He has published widely on jurisdiction, immunities, international organizations law, and non-state actors. He is the author of, among other monographs, Jurisdiction in International Law (OUP 2015)

Jan Wouters, Ph.D. (1996), KU Leuven, is Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, Jean Monnet Chair and Director, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies – Institute for International Law. He publishes on international and EU law and global governance.
Preface vii
Notes on Contributors viii
1 Member States, International Organizations and International Responsibility
Exploring a Legal Triangle
Ana Sofia Barros, Cedric Ryngaert and Jan Wouters
2 Identities of States in International Organizations
Ramses A. Wessel and Ige F. Dekker
3 Member State Responsibility for Wrongdoings of International Organizations
Beacon of Hope or Delusion?
Niels Blokker
4 Member States and the International Legal (Dis)order
Accounting for the Notion of Responsible Governance
Ana Sofia Barros
5 Member States and International Legal Responsibility
Developments of the Institutional Veil
Catherine Brölmann
6 International Responsibility and the Constitution of Power
International Organizations Bolstered
Jean d’Aspremont
7 Dual Attribution in the Context of Military Operations
Tom Dannenbaum
8 Sharing Responsibility for un Targeted Sanctions
Antonios Tzanakopoulos
9 The Responsibility of Member States of International Organizations
A Special Case for the European Union?
Esa Paasivirta
10 Litigating Member State Responsibility
The Monetary Gold Principle and the Protection of Absent Organizations
Paolo Palchetti
11 The Invocation of Member State Responsibility before National and International Courts
Rekindling Old Utopias
Francesco Messineo
12 The Responsibility of Member States of International Organizations
Concluding Observations
Cedric Ryngaert