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Bowett's Law of International Institutions

Bowett's Law of International Institutions
6th Edition
ISBN:  9780421964907
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  26 Jun 2009
Subscription Information:  Non-Subscribable Product
Format:  Paperback
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Bowett’s Law of International Institutions provides an introductory overview of the law of international institutions, covering the major organisations and explaining their role and governing law

  • Covers all the major global, regional and judicial institutions such as the UN, the IMF, the WTO, the ICJ, the International Tribunal for the Law of Sea, the ICC and the ICTs as well as the EU and Council of Europe
  • Includes coverage of International organisations that regulate aspects of development such as: environmental, administrative, judicial, trade, economic or criminal
  • Split into three parts, part one describes the global institutions and then the regional institutions, part two addresses the various functions of international organisations and part three considers the four sets of common institutional problems
  • Provides insights into the essential issues concerning international institutional law
  • Analyses the common problems faced by international institutions and examines their potential solutions
  • Examines the growing role of the United Nations and its associated bodies as well as the workings and increasing influence of the major European institutions
  • Assesses new organisations, such as the WTO
  • Looks at the emergence of new international adjudicatory bodies
  • Discusses important regional developments
  • Evaluates the driving-force behind the growth of many of the international institutions


  • General Introduction

Part I: Overview of existing International Institutions

  • The United Nations
  • UN Specialised Agencies
  • Other autonomous organisations
  • Regional Institutions: Introduction
  • European Organisations
  • The Americas and Caribbean
  • Asia
  • The Middle East Africa

Part II: The function of International Organisations

  • ?Legislative? or normative function
  • ?Executive? and administrative functions
  • Judicial and quasi-judicial function

Part III: Common Institutional Problems

  • Law governing the activities of International Organisations
  • Legal Personality
  • Membership and representation of members
  • Financial aspects

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