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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Organizations or Institutions, Observer Status

Thilo Rensmann

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 December 2022

Membership of international organizations — International organizations, practice and procedure — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)

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 Observer status is a status short of membership which allows non-members limited participation without a vote in the sessions and work of one or more of the organs of an international organization (International Organizations or Institutions, Membership; International Organizations or Institutions, Voting Rules and Procedures). Traditionally the notion of observer status only refers to participatory rights granted to States, international organizations and other subjects of international law which are not members of the organization or of a particular organ.2...
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