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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organizations or Institutions, Decision-Making Process

Pierre Klein

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 August 2019

Subject(s):
International organizations, practice and procedure — Sovereignty — Rule of law — Peace keeping

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The exercise of normative powers is an essential part of the activities of international organizations or institutions ( International Law, Development through International Organizations, Policies and Practice ). It is through the adoption of normative acts that international organizations fulfil many of their functions. The production of normative acts may take two forms in that context. On the one hand, international organizations may provide a forum for the adoption of treaties concluded by Member States, as evidenced, amongst others, by the practice of the...
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