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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organizations or Institutions, Membership

Henry G Schermers†, Niels M Blokker

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 July 2024

Membership of international organizations — 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 International organizations are usually established by States (State). Generally, the original members of the organization are the States that concluded the treaty establishing the organization, which is often named constitution or statute. After the entry into force of the constitution, the organization may decide to have more members, in accordance with the conditions and the decision-making procedure provided for in the constitution (International Organizations or Institutions, Decision-Making Process). Most international organizations admit only States as...
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