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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Environmental Treaty Bodies

Volker Röben

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 September 2021

Subject(s):
International environmental law — International co-operation — Law of treaties

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Environmental treaties institutionalize the cooperation of the Parties on the regulatory programme of the treaty in close control by them. 2 The means of this institutionalization is a standardized set of treaty bodies, rather than an international organization acting through its organs. The institutionalization of the treaty then is the sum of its bodies. Distinct from international intergovernmental organizations, treaty bodies do not have the ability to form a will of their own. Treaty bodies also do not have legal personality, but act on behalf of the...
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