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Are All International Organizations Created Equal?

Wouters, J. & Odermatt, J. ORCID: 0000-0002-6073-3033 (2012). Are All International Organizations Created Equal?. International Organizations Law Review, 9(1), pp. 7-14. doi: 10.1163/15723747-00901016


This contribution briefly discusses the methodological and conceptual issues faced by the ILC during its work on the responsibility of international organizations. It examines some of the key challenges faced by the ILC, including the lack of relevant international practice, and the diversity of international organizations. It argues that while the responsibility of international organizations remains an important topic for international law, the law is not yet developed enough for codification of secondary rules to apply to all international organizations. In some cases, this led the ILC to rely heavily on its Articles of States Responsibility. This approach pushed the work of the ILC closer to 'progressive development' of the law than to codification.

Publication Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JX International law
Departments: The City Law School > Academic Programmes
The City Law School > International Law and Affairs Group
The City Law School > Institute for the Study of European Laws
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