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Part IV Impact and Outreach, 38 The Council of Europe and International Institutional Law: An Appraisal

Marten Breuer

From: The Council of Europe: Its Law and Policies

Edited By: Stefanie Schmahl, Marten Breuer

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 05 October 2023

Democracy — Economic, social, and cultural rights — Responsibility of international organizations — Rule of law

This chapter reconsiders some of the aspects of the Council of Europe (CoE) discussed in the preceding chapters, but from a different point of view, namely, the perspective of international institutional law. Despite certain constraints, the CoE has not only offered a forum of dialogue but also managed to deeply permeate the law and reality of its Member States. Therefore the functioning of the CoE may serve as confirmation of the general rules governing the law of international organisations. At the same time, there may be also peculiarities where the functioning of the Council differs from the functioning of other international organisations in general. Finally, it may be asked if and in which respect the CoE contributed to enhancing the law of international organisations.

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