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The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law edited by Fassbender, Bardo; Peters, Anne (1st October 2012)

I Actors, 7 International Organizations: Between Technocracy and Democracy

Anne Peters, Simone Peter

From: The Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law

Edited By: Bardo Fassbender, Anne Peters

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 December 2019

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...
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