Jump to Content Jump to Main Navigation
Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]


Charlotte Steinorth

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 June 2019

Sustainable development — Economic sanctions — Membership of international organizations — International organizations, practice and procedure — Representation of states in international organizations

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 Commonwealth is a voluntary association of independent States most of which are former British colonies ( Colonialism ). While the term ‘commonwealth’, meaning ‘common welfare’ or ‘public good’, has been used to describe various political communities ( Commonwealth of Independent States [CIS] ), it is generally associated with the grouping of States that evolved out of the British Empire. The majority of Commonwealth members is English-speaking and shares in most instances similar legal systems based on common law. Though no longer united through common...
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.