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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett (Assistant), Kate (20th May 2010)

Part III The Sources of International Responsibility, Ch.22 The Attribution of Acts to International Organizations

Pierre Klein

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett (Assistant)

Subject(s):
Responsibility of states — Responsibility of international organizations — Wrongful acts — Ultra Vires conduct — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Peace keeping
The applicability to international organizations of rules of international responsibility as they were created in the context of State relations is generally accepted. 1 As has been noted, this transposition ‘is all the more natural given that these rules are customary in nature’. 2 The attribution of wrongful acts to an international organization is therefore governed by rules in large part modelled on those applicable to States. However, the particular character of international organizations as subjects of the international legal order implies that in certain...
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