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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Parliamentary Assemblies, International

Felix Arndt

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 October 2021

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 Conventionally, international parliamentary assemblies have been defined as those organs of international organizations composed of parliamentarians. Their main purpose is to facilitate parliamentary supervision of intergovernmental decision-making processes. A special type of an international parliamentary assembly is formed by assemblies that themselves constitute an independent international organization. An example is the Latin American Parliament. Parliamentary assemblies can also be established by association or cooperation agreements, such as the...
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