International Organizations

Introduction

International Organizations - Research Guide International Law

An international organization can be defined, following the International Law Commission, as an ‘organization established by a treaty or other instrument governed by international law and possessing its own international legal personality’. International organizations generally have States as members, but often other entities can also apply for membership. They both make international law and are governed by it. Yet, the decision-making process of international organizations is often ‘less a question of law than one of political judgement’.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on International Organizations. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 130a. International Organizations and subject heading (keyword) International Organizations are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. Theorizing NGOs
Theorizing NGOs : states, feminisms, and neoliberalism / Victoria Bernal and Inderpal Grewal, editors. - Durham and London : Duke University Press, 2014. - X, 379 pages. ; 24 cm. - (Next Wave : New Directions in Women's Studies) Bibliography: page 311-352. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2014
Keywords: Non-governmental organizations, Civil society, Women, Gender, Feminism, Neoliberalism,

2. Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales
Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014. - XXXI, 702 pages. ; 24 cm. - (Les livres de droit de l'Académie = The law books of the Academy) With contributions in English and French. - Bibliography: page 577-640. - With notes and index. - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, Immunities, Legal remedies,

3. Organizaciones internacionales
Organizaciones internacionales / Carmela Pérez Bernárdez. - Barcelona : Huygens Editorial. - Page 175-194 In: Derecho internacional público / Victor M. Sánchez, Director ; Ruth Abril Stoffels, Alberto D. Arrufat Cárdava y otros autores, ISBN 9788415663119: (2012), Page 175-194. - 2012
Keywords: International organizations, Public international law,

4. La responsabilité en droit international
La responsabilité en droit international : un "système" / Maurizio Arcari. - Paris : Editions Pedone. - Page 13-31 In: Organisation mondiale du commerce et responsabilité : Colloque de Nice 23-24 juin 2011 / sous la direction de Vincent Tomkiewicz ; avec la collaboration de Werner Hoeffner et David Pavot, ISBN 9782233007056: (2013), Page 13-31. - 2013
Keywords: World Trade Organization, International responsibility, International Law Commission, Responsibility of international organizations, International organizations,

5. International Organizations: Personality, Immunities and Responsibility
International Organizations: Personality, Immunities and Responsibility / Dan Sarooshi. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, International legal personality,

6. Attribution, Causation and Responsibility of International Organizations
Attribution, Causation and Responsibility of International Organizations / Yifeng Chen. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, International Law Commission,

7. It Takes Two to Tango: States' Conferral of Powers on International Organizations and Its Implications for the Responsibility of the Organization and Its Members
It Takes Two to Tango: States' Conferral of Powers on International Organizations and Its Implications for the Responsibility of the Organization and Its Members / Giulia Pinzauti. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Member states, Responsibility of international organizations, State responsibility, Delegation of powers,

8. La relation de mandat entre Etats et organisations internationales et ses conséquences sur la responsabilité des organisations internationales
La relation de mandat entre Etats et organisations internationales et ses conséquences sur la responsabilité des organisations internationales / Irène Couzigou. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Member states, Autorisation, Responsibility of international organizations,

9. The Differing Legal Relationships between States and International Organizations and Their Implications for International Organizations' Responsibility: Delegation of Powers to States
The Differing Legal Relationships between States and International Organizations and Their Implications for International Organizations' Responsibility: Delegation of Powers to States / Martina Šmuclerová. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Member states, Delegation of powers, Responsibility of international organizations, State responsibility,

10. Les limitations portées aux actes des organisations internationales: le cas des administrations internationales de territoires contrôlées par les Nations Unies et de leurs Hauts Représentants
Les limitations portées aux actes des organisations internationales: le cas des administrations internationales de territoires contrôlées par les Nations Unies et de leurs Hauts Représentants / Marjorie Beulay. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, International organizations, International territorial administration, Legal regime, Illegal activities, Responsibility of international organizations,

11. La responsabilité pénale des agents des organisations internationales
La responsabilité pénale des agents des organisations internationales / Svetlana Zasova. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, International Criminal Court, Agency, Criminal liability, Criminal jurisdiction, Judicial assistance,

12. The Responsibility of International Organizations and International and European Courts and Tribunals: Judicial Review of Security Council Resolutions
The Responsibility of International Organizations and International and European Courts and Tribunals: Judicial Review of Security Council Resolutions / Joana Abrisketa Uriarte. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, Security Council, International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Resolutions, Judicial review, Responsibility of international organizations,

13. Le règlement par voie d'arbitrage des différends portant sur la responsabilité des organisations internationales
Le règlement par voie d'arbitrage des différends portant sur la responsabilité des organisations internationales / Simone Vezzani. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, International arbitration, International dispute settlement,

14. Entre la non-interférence et le controle judiciaire: l'équilibrisme des juridictions nationales face aux actes des organisations internationales
Entre la non-interférence et le controle judiciaire: l'équilibrisme des juridictions nationales face aux actes des organisations internationales / Vaios Koutroulis. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Municipal courts, International organizations, Judicial review, Jurisdiction,

15. Immunities and the Right of Access to Court: Conflict and Convergence
Immunities and the Right of Access to Court: Conflict and Convergence / Tobias H. Irmscher. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Immunities, Access to justice, Responsibility of international organizations,

16. La renonciation des organisations internationales à leurs immunités
La renonciation des organisations internationales à leurs immunités / Matthieu Aldjima Namountougou. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Immunities, Renunciation,

17. Remedies against International Organizations: A Relational Account of International Responsibility
Remedies against International Organizations: A Relational Account of International Responsibility / Christiane Ahlborn. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, Internationally wrongful acts, Legal remedies, Reparation for damage,

18. Bibliographie sélective
Bibliographie sélective = Selected Bibliography / Otto Spijkers, Hans Thyssen. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, Criminal liability, Immunities, Legal remedies, Bibliographies,

19. Le organizzazioni internazionali e la formazione del diritto internazionale contemporaneo
Le organizzazioni internazionali e la formazione del diritto internazionale contemporaneo : il ruolo degli Stati membri / Paolo Fois In: Rivista di diritto internazionale = ISSN 0035-6158: vol. 97, issue 3, page 641-666. - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, European Union, International organizations, Member states,

20. Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales
Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014. - XXXI, 702 pages. - (Les livres de droit de l'Académie = The law books of the Academy) With contributions in English and French. - Bibliography: page 577-640. - With notes and index. - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, Immunities, Legal remedies, E-docs,

21. L'Union européenne est-elle une source de coopération inter-organisationnelle ? Le cas du réseau voice
L'Union européenne est-elle une source de coopération inter-organisationnelle ? Le cas du réseau voice / Clara Egger In: Études internationales = ISSN 1703-7891: vol. 44, issue 1, page 5-24. - 2013
Keywords: Europe, International organizations, Co-operation, Humanitarianism, Governance,

22. Entre la non-interférence et le controle judiciaire: l'équilibrisme des juridictions nationales face aux actes des organisations internationales
Entre la non-interférence et le controle judiciaire: l'équilibrisme des juridictions nationales face aux actes des organisations internationales / Vaios Koutroulis. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: Municipal courts, International organizations, Judicial review, Jurisdiction,

23. Le règlement par voie d'arbitrage des différends portant sur la responsabilité des organisations internationales
Le règlement par voie d'arbitrage des différends portant sur la responsabilité des organisations internationales / Simone Vezzani. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, International arbitration, International dispute settlement,

24. The Responsibility of International Organizations and International and European Courts and Tribunals: Judicial Review of Security Council Resolutions
The Responsibility of International Organizations and International and European Courts and Tribunals: Judicial Review of Security Council Resolutions / Joana Abrisketa Uriarte. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, Security Council, International Court of Justice, European Court of Human Rights, Court of Justice of the European Communities, Resolutions, Judicial review, Responsibility of international organizations,

25. La responsabilité pénale des agents des organisations internationales
La responsabilité pénale des agents des organisations internationales / Svetlana Zasova. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, International Criminal Court, Agency, Criminal liability, Criminal jurisdiction, Judicial assistance,

26. Les limitations portées aux actes des organisations internationales: le cas des administrations internationales de territoires contrôlées par les Nations Unies et de leurs Hauts Représentants
Les limitations portées aux actes des organisations internationales: le cas des administrations internationales de territoires contrôlées par les Nations Unies et de leurs Hauts Représentants / Marjorie Beulay. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: United Nations, International organizations, International territorial administration, Legal regime, Illegal activities, Responsibility of international organizations,

27. The Differing Legal Relationships between States and International Organizations and Their Implications for International Organizations' Responsibility: Delegation of Powers to States
The Differing Legal Relationships between States and International Organizations and Their Implications for International Organizations' Responsibility: Delegation of Powers to States / Martina Šmuclerová. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Member states, Delegation of powers, Responsibility of international organizations, State responsibility,

28. La relation de mandat entre Etats et organisations internationales et ses conséquences sur la responsabilité des organisations internationales
La relation de mandat entre Etats et organisations internationales et ses conséquences sur la responsabilité des organisations internationales / Irène Couzigou. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Member states, Autorisation, Responsibility of international organizations,

29. It Takes Two to Tango: States' Conferral of Powers on International Organizations and Its Implications for the Responsibility of the Organization and Its Members
It Takes Two to Tango: States' Conferral of Powers on International Organizations and Its Implications for the Responsibility of the Organization and Its Members / Giulia Pinzauti. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Member states, Responsibility of international organizations, State responsibility, Delegation of powers,

30. Attribution, Causation and Responsibility of International Organizations
Attribution, Causation and Responsibility of International Organizations / Yifeng Chen. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, International Law Commission,

31. International Organizations: Personality, Immunities and Responsibility
International Organizations: Personality, Immunities and Responsibility / Dan Sarooshi. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, International legal personality,

32. Bibliographie sélective
Bibliographie sélective = Selected Bibliography / Otto Spijkers, Hans Thyssen. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, Criminal liability, Immunities, Legal remedies, Bibliographies,

33. Remedies against International Organizations: A Relational Account of International Responsibility
Remedies against International Organizations: A Relational Account of International Responsibility / Christiane Ahlborn. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Responsibility of international organizations, Internationally wrongful acts, Legal remedies, Reparation for damage,

34. La renonciation des organisations internationales à leurs immunités
La renonciation des organisations internationales à leurs immunités / Matthieu Aldjima Namountougou. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Immunities, Renunciation,

35. Immunities and the Right of Access to Court: Conflict and Convergence
Immunities and the Right of Access to Court: Conflict and Convergence / Tobias H. Irmscher. - Leiden ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers In: Mesures de réparation et responsabilité à raison des actes des organisations internationales / Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Remedies and Responsibility for the Actions of International Organizations / Hague Academy of International Law / publié sous la direction de/edited by Dan Sarooshi, ISBN 9789004268029: (2014) - 2014
Keywords: International organizations, Immunities, Access to justice, Responsibility of international organizations,

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