This book establishes a framework for analysis of the institutional and normative character of the WTO by locating the organization in a broader theory of international institutional law and in determining the basis for the conferral and exercise of powers in relation to its executive, legislative and adjudicative functions. The WTO is also read as an international regime in order to go beyond its formal legal and constitutional bases and to observe the Members’ practice in the context of the former semi-institutionalised GATT treaty regime with which it retains strong links. WTO decision-making, which underpins and informs its institutional and normative acts, is analysed in order to better understand the dynamics of the organization. Normative developments in the WTO are reviewed from the perspective of the creation, maintenance and revision of legally binding and non-binding or ‘soft’ law norms, in the sense of principles, rules and standards contained in primary treaty rules, which set out the rights and obligations of the Members, and subsidiary rule-making activity by WTO bodies.
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An Institutional and Normative Analysis of the World Trade Organization
Benedetto Conforti and Carlo Focarelli
Revised and updated, The Law and Practice of the United Nations provides an analysis of the main legal issues surrounding the United Nations’ practice, including a thorough discussion of Chapter VII of the Charter and its interpretation.
Rutsel Silvestre J. Martha
Drawing particularly on the case law of international (administrative) tribunals and on principles of international law and organization, the present study purports to contribute to a better understanding of the matter of taxation of the salary, emoluments and pensions of employees of ...
Bardo Fassbender, Bundeswehr University Munich
This book, written by one of the leading participants of the debate on a “constitutionalization” of international law, explains why the Charter of the United Nations must be understood as the constitution of the international community, and the legal consequences arising from that characterization.
Thomas D. Grant
Relating the transformation of the UN from wartime alliance to universal organization, this book tells how a presumption came to be entrenched in the UN Charter that any State seeking admission will be admitted and then considers the implications.
Julia Raue and Patrick Sutter
Drawing on a unique mix of international academic and field expert work, this book presents and analyses contemporary state-building efforts. It offers lessons for the future of state-building relevant to both practitioners and the academic community.
Edited by Carsten Stahn, The Grotius Centre of International Legal Studies and Göran Sluiter, University of Amsterdam
The International Criminal Court is at a crossroads. In 1998, the Court was still a fiction. A decade later, it has become operational and faces its first challenges as a judicial institution. This volume examines this transition.
This volume examines the role of international law in the Security Council’s decisions and decision-making process since the end of the Cold War, with the principle of legality as theoretical framework.
Ralph Zacklin. Foreword by Paul Guggenheim†. Foreword to the Reissue by Henry G. Schermers
This reprinted edition will be of great value to those involved in the reform negotiations as well as to those studying international organizations.
Edited by Niels Blokker and Nico Schrijver
This book addresses the authority of the UN Security Council to regulate the use of force. In particular, it examines the question of whether the present composition, functions, and powers of the Security Council are adequate to meet recent demands, such as the need perceived by states to use ...
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