Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)
- Universal international organizations
Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.
1 The Inter-Parliamentary Union (‘IPU’) is the oldest organization of parliamentary co-operation. Originally founded in 1889 as a private association of parliamentarians, mainly from France and Great Britain, it has developed into an international association of national Parliaments. Its headquarters have been located in Geneva since 1921. A status agreement with the Swiss Federal Council was concluded in 1971.2 Traditionally, one of the central focuses of the organization has been the promotion of international arbitration as a means of the peaceful settlement of...