The values of international organizations

By James D. Fry, Bryane Michael and Natasha Pushkarna

The values of international organizations


  • Hardcover

Book Information

  • Format: eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-5261-5240-4
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Price: £80.00
  • Published Date: June 2021
  • BIC Category: Law, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Intergovernmental Organizations, LAW / Jurisprudence, LAW / International, International Organisations & Institutions, Law / International law
  • Series: Melland Schill Studies in International Law


Since the mid-nineteenth century, international organisations have been seen to provide a formal channel of interstate cooperation, responsible for enshrining a series of common principles and values. Representing the largest statistical census of founding charters to date, this book puts these values to the test, assessing whether the principles of international organisations are as widely shared as has been previously believed. Using a database of nearly 200 treaties, the authors find a range of complex differences between the values upheld by international, regional, and peacekeeping organisations.

A useful complement to any course on international organizations law, this book helps moderate the exaggerations often used by scholars in the field and provides a useful source of data for anyone studying this dynamic area of international law.


1 The principles guiding international organisations
2 The empirics of international organisational principles
3 Patterns of authority in international organisations' constitutions
4 The jurisprudence of aspirational organisational values
5 Towards a new jurisprudence of international organisations law
6 Conclusion
Appendix: List of international organisations


James D. Fry is Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Master of Laws (LLM) Programme at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Bryane Michael is Senior Research Fellow at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

Natasha Pushkarna is Postdoctoral Fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law

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