Course 2017-2018 a.y.

50179 - THE LAW OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS


CLMG - M - IM - MM - AFC - CLEFIN-FINANCE - CLELI - ACME - DES-ESS - EMIT - GIO
Department of Law

Course taught in English


Go to class group/s: 31

CLMG (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - M (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - IM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - MM (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - AFC (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - CLELI (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - ACME (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - DES-ESS (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - EMIT (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13) - GIO (6 credits - I sem. - OP  |  IUS/13)
Course Director:
PAOLA GAETA

Classes: 31 (I sem.)
Instructors:
Class 31: PAOLA GAETA


Course Objectives
This optional course offers an overview of the general legal issues relating to international organizations in general, and covers essential topics of the law of international organizations, including powers, finances, privileges and immunities, as well as membership rules, institutional structures, and accountability.
The course then focus in particular on the institutional aspects of the law, governance and practice of the UN and the UN system as they are developing, even though some of the topics lead to an analysis of substantive areas of the activities and functions of the UN system such as human rights, Security Council sanctions and peace-keeping.
By examining primary sources, students develop an understanding of the interaction between law, politics and practice in contemporary perspective. This is essential to a proper understanding of the UN system, but also to the possibilities and limitations of multilateral institutions more generally


Course Content Summary
  • Introduction to the theory and practice of international organizations.
  • Mandates and functions.
  • The UN System and the UN as a system.
  • Issues of membership.
  • Financing.
  • Treaty-making and ‘law-making’ of internatonal organization.
  • Legal status, responsibility and accountability.
  • Privileges and immunities.


Detailed Description of Assessment Methods
Written exam.

Textbooks
  • J. KLABBERS, An Introduction to International Organizations Law, Cambridge University Press, Paperback, 2015.
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