Summer 2014 Course Schedule

Law of Intl Organizations (LAW-662-001)

Meets: 09:00 AM - 10:45 AM (MTWThF) - Room 526

Enrolled: 7 / Limit: 20

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Meets 5/27-6/20 9-10:45AM


The activity of international organizations affects nearly every aspect of commerce, governance, security, and the health, welfare and quality of life of people the world over. They establish standards, impose sanctions, and resolve disputes in areas ranging from trade to disease control, terrorist financing to airline travel. What is an international organization? What are its powers? Where does it get this authority? What constrains it? This course will answer these questions through an introduction to the law of international organizations, including the law that governs their establishment, structures, authority, and responsibilities; the law that dictates their relationships to states and non-state actors; and their law-making functions. The course will survey the core principles of international law that generally govern all international organizations, but also highlight the significant variance across the hundreds of international organizations in existence. In-depth discussion of a number of case studies will illustrate the causes and implications of these differences in institutional design and capacity.

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