Summer 2019 Course Schedule

Law of Intl Organizations (Meets at World Bank & Online) "CANCELLED" (LAW-662-B001)
Nneoma Nwogu

Meets: 05:00 PM - 07:30 PM (TuTh)

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This course meets at the World Bank, 1776 Pennsylvania Ave NW and online. Online Sessions (Monday, June 3, Monday, June 10, and Monday, June 17). The activities of international organizations affect people and nations daily through their influence on commerce, governance, security, health and other spheres of human development. International organizations establish standards, impose sanctions, provide emergency and long-term assistance, resolve disputes among and within nations and even facilitate social movements. What is the legal personality of an international organization? What are its powers? How does it derive its authority? What constrains it? What are its responsibilities? How is it held accountable? This course will explore these and many other questions through an introduction to the law of international organizations, examining the context for their establishment and the legality of their structures, authority, functions and interactions. The course will survey the core principles of public international law that generally govern all international organizations, while highlighting the variance across select international organizations. Course themes will include enumerated mandate versus implied powers, privileges and immunities versus responsibility, concepts of reputational versus legal risks, internal versus external accountability, legal personality in relation to member state sovereignty. Students will be assigned international organizations to study and present for class discussions.

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