The law of international organisations

Third edition

By Nigel White

The law of international organisations
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  • ISBN: 9781526108722
  • Publish Date: Oct 2016
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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  • ISBN: 9780719097744
  • Publish Date: Nov 2016
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    This book provides a concise account of the principles and norms of international law applicable to the main-type of international organisation - the inter-governmental organisation (IGO). That law consists of principles and rules found in the founding documents of IGOs along with applicable principles and rules of international law. The book also identifies and analyses the law produced by IGOs, applied by them and, occasionally, enforced by them. There is a concentration upon the United Nations, as the paradigmatic IGO, not only upon the UN organisation headquartered in New York, but on other IGOs in the UN system (the specialised agencies such as the World Health Organisation).


    'The third edition of The Law of International Organisations by Nigel Whiteis a useful resource for teachers and students of the United Nations system. Inapproximately 300 pages, the book updates and innovates a classic of the law ofinternational organizations. Its new structure and the new chapterssuccessfully improve on the previous editions.'
    Lorenzo Gasbarri, International Organizations Law Review14 (2017)


    1. Inter-governmental organisations
    2. Membership, voting and funding
    3. Legal character of the constituent treaty
    4. International legal personality: the key to autonomy
    5. The doctrine of powers: the key to governance
    6. Institutional lawmaking: a new source of international law?
    7. Sanctions
    8. Military measures
    9. Responsibility of international organisations
    10. Accountability, access to justice and remedies


    Nigel D. White is Professor of Public International Law at the University of Nottingham

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