Constituent instruments of major international organizations
The key to understanding international organizations is correctly interpreting their founding treaties. These headnotes analyse the text and impact of the constituent instruments of 17 international organizations. They shed light on the workings of each organization but, collectively, provide interesting insight into the different choices that were made when setting up these organizations, often of course for political reasons. Considering these treaties together creates an opportunity to compare and contrast the powers and procedures of some of the world’s most important bodies.