I Actors, 7 International Organizations: Between Technocracy and Democracy
Anne Peters, Simone Peter
Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters
- International administrative unions — Acts of international organizations — Democracy
International organization in the singular is a slightly older idea than the use of the term ‘international organizations’ in the plural. It can be traced back to the Scottish lawyer James Lorimer. 1 The expression ‘organization’ to designate an inter-governmental institution was first used in the peace treaties after the First World War. Article 23(a) of the League of Nations Covenant, which was Part I of all three peace treaties, mentioned ‘organizations’ in the plural, with regard to the issue of labour. 2 Part XIII of the Treaty of Versailles 3 established an...