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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organizations or Institutions, Internal Law and Rules

Pierre Klein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 February 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 The internal law of an international organization or institution may be defined as the body of rules governing the functioning of the organization, in the widest sense of the term. Its primary source is the constituent instrument of the organization, which generally sets out norms of a general character relating to the competences and powers of the various organs it establishes (Treaties). This is supplemented by the institutional acts adopted by these organs in order to complement those basic rules and to ensure the operation of the organization on a daily...
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