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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organizations or Institutions, Responsibility and Liability

Matthias Hartwig

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 May 2023

Responsibility of international organizations

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 phenomenon of international organizations (see also International Organizations or Institutions, General Aspects) began in the 19th century, but it is only since the end of World War II that they have become more relevant players in international law. Currently, more than 250 international organizations exist. The multiplication of actors in international relations by the creation of organizations must be considered as one of the most important developments of international law in the last 60 years (Subjects of International Law).2 International...
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