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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organizations or Institutions, Secondary Law

Markus Benzing

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 October 2023

Acts 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 The law of international organizations can be divided into primary and secondary law, the primary law being the founding treaties, sometimes characterized as the constitutions of the organizations. Secondary law derives from primary law, in that its normative effect formally depends upon a primary source of international law, ie a treaty provision allocating this competence to the organization. In its derivative character, it is to be distinguished from the law generated by the conclusion of treaties between two international organizations. These treaties do not...
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