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s.I Foundational Issues, 3 Who Can Make Treaties? International Organizations

Olufemi Elias

From: The Oxford Guide to Treaties (1st Edition)

Edited By: Duncan B. Hollis

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 May 2024

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, binding force — Universal international organizations — Subjects of international law
International organizations (IOs) are subjects of international law typically created by agreement between States, usually through treaties, for the achievement or furtherance of a common objective of the IO’s creators. Modern international organizations play a variety of direct and indirect roles in the treaty process.1 Indirectly, IOs provide a permanent forum where technical and legal experts may gather to facilitate treaty-making. Bodies such as the International Law Commission (ILC) or the UN Commission on International Trade Law regularly identify and...
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