Chapter 6: International organisations

A video tutorial from author Gleider Hernández introducing the topics in chapter 6 of International Law

Key points for reflection:

  • International organisations (IOs) as international legal persons, and thus possessing legal subjecthood
  • Legal subjects are capable of bearing rights and duties/obligations, though IOs bear a different category of subjecthood to States
  • Great variety between IOs, being created by States to fulfil wildly different functions
  • How does international law apply to international organisations?
  • How do international organisations develop international law
  • The United Nations as the most ‘universal’ international organisation