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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Foreign Relations Law

Thomas Giegerich

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 June 2021

Subject(s):
Act of state — Non-justiciability — Responsibility of international organizations — International organizations, practice and procedure

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 Foreign relations law is the law governing the foreign relations power of subjects of international law. It comprises those written or unwritten norms of the internal law of States and increasingly also international intergovernmental organizations which regulate these entities’ conduct of foreign relations, ie their relations with other subjects of international law (State; International Organizations or Institutions, General Aspects). At least the most fundamental of those norms are usually part of the national or organizational constitution, while the less...
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