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The Role of Lex Specialis in the Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations


Kristen Boon


Seton Hall University - School of Law

March 8, 2013

Responsibility of International Organizations (Ragazzi ed.), Forthcoming
Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper No. 2230336

Abstract:     
The International Law Commission’s (ILC) recent endeavor to progressively develop principles of responsibility applicable to international organizations (IOs) reignited an old debate: do IOs share a common set of core attributes? Or are they fundamentally sui generis, given their great variations in mandate, size, and power vis a vis member states? The comments submitted by IOs to the ILC demonstrate that there is very little consensus on the genus of IO, and consequently on the application of general rules to these increasingly important and pervasive bodies. Indeed, most IOs took the position that the founding premise of the international legal framework applicable to IOs should be speciality not generality.

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Keywords: international law, law of responsibility, international organizations

JEL Classification: k33

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Date posted: March 9, 2013  

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Boon, Kristen, The Role of Lex Specialis in the Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations (March 8, 2013). Responsibility of International Organizations (Ragazzi ed.), Forthcoming; Seton Hall Public Law Research Paper No. 2230336. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2230336

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Seton Hall University - School of Law ( email )
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Newark, NJ 07102
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