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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organizations or Institutions, Headquarters

Jochen Herbst

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 June 2023

International organizations, practice and procedure

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 Headquarters agreements regulate the special relationship between the international organization or institution on the one hand and the so-called host State on the other. Headquarters agreements therefore form one special category of host State agreements. Among other things, headquarters agreements contain provisions regarding the seat, status, privileges, and immunities of the international organization or institution, and its activities in the territory of the host State. Headquarters agreements as a type of host State agreement may either relate to the...
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