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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC)

Ahmed Abou-El-Wafa

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 June 2021

Regional co-operation — Regional organizations — Supremacy

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 Charter of the Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (‘GCC’) (‘GCC Charter’) was adopted on 25 May 1981 in Abu Dhabi. The ratio existendi of the GCC, according to the preamble of the GCC Charter, lies in the fact that Member States are ‘desiring to effect coordination, cooperation and integration between them in all fields’ and that they have ‘the conviction that coordination, cooperation, and integration between them serve the sublime objectives of the Arab Nation’.2 As a regional international organization (Regional International Law), the...
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