ASIL Annual Meeting Collection
Are international organizations and institutions effective instruments for addressing complex global challenges? Do constitutive instruments delegate enough power to enable organizations to influence developments in practice, while ensuring adequate flexibility to adjust to future needs?
International organizations are customarily created by treaties, often referred to as the constitutive instruments or (constitutions) of the organization. In international law, legal personality is a prerequisite for an international organization to be able to sign international treaties in its own name. Constitutive instruments create a new legal person and provide the basic legal framework of the organization. The content of these constitutive instruments can be quite different, with some only providing a minimum legal framework for the organization, while others contain elaborate provisions.
In honour of the 113th ASIL Annual Meeting, we have put together a free content collection exploring some of the legal instruments relating to major international organizations, from binding treaties and constitutive instruments, to non-binding declarations, recommendations, and guidelines.
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Read related journal articles on the subject of 'International Law as an Instrument' in our Oxford Journals collection. All articles are free to read throughout the ASIL Annual Meeting 2019, until 30 May 2019.
Journals featured include:
American Journal of Legal History