Introducing Oxford International Organizations
While there is general agreement on an increasing role of international organizations, the actual extent of this role and the implications thereof remain the object of intense debate in legal and scholarly commentaries. Indeed, organizations today seem to be simultaneously acclaimed and abhorred; deemed to be the guardian of the international order and the cause of international disorder; taken as the monitors of fundamental rights and the villains of the international rule of law. By the same token, there is a wide range of understandings of what constitutes an ‘international organization’, ranging from an inter-state treaty regime to an autonomous constitutional subject with its own legal order. In this sense, international organizations and their contribution to global governance have perhaps never been the object of discussion and contestation to the extent they are today.
It is in this context that Oxford International Organizations (OXIO) has been built, with the aim of providing practitioners, scholars, legal advisers, policy-makers, and observers of international relations with a maximally precise, holistic and up-to-date picture of the acts of international organizations, and with an increased understanding of the contribution of organizations.
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