|International Organisations - JURD7585|
This course will examine the principal issues concerning organisations composed of states. These include the legal status and powers of organisations, membership and participation, norm-creation, dispute settlement, enforcement of decisions, peace and security activities, and the organisations' privileges and immunities as well as their legal status and powers under national law.
At the same time, the course will also address such contemporary problems as the creation of an international criminal court, the "succession" of Russia to the USSR's seat on the UN Security Council, the response to the break-up of Yugoslavia, the new strategic concept of NATO, the jurisdictional issues in the Lockerbie-case, peacekeeping after an "Agenda for Peace", the success of the WTO dispute settlement, and the NATO action against Serbia in 1999, the military actions against Afghanistan in 2002 and Iraq in 2003, UN measures against terrorism, and the question of responsibility of international organisations.
Primary consideration will be given to the development of the United Nations. Other universal organizations such as ILO, the Bretton Woods institutions, WTO or ICAO, as well as regional ones such as the Council of Europe, OAS, etc. will also be dealt with. This course does not try to provide a comprehensive picture of all of these organisations. Rather it aims at helping students to understand the common legal problems faced by international institutions.
International Law; Human Rights and Social Justice.
Recommended Prior Knowledge
None, but LAWS8180 Principles of International Law or equivalent is a recommended pre- or co-requisite.
This course aims to: