The Contribution to Customary International Law by Territories Under International Administration

Forthcoming, Jean d'Aspremont & Sufyan Droubi, eds., International Organizations and the Formation of Customary International Law (Manchester University Press, 2018)

10 Pages Posted: 21 Nov 2017 Last revised: 6 Dec 2017

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William Thomas Worster

The Hague University of Applied Sciences - International Law; University of Amsterdam, Faculty of Law, Amsterdam Center for International Law

Date Written: July 1, 2017

Abstract

The debate over which actors contribute to customary international law generally centers on international organizations and other non-State actors, and easily accepts States as relevant actors. However, on rare occasions States can be governed by an international organization. When an international organization becomes entangled with a State government, the normal participation in the formation of customary international law becomes confused. A survey of practice citing to the acts of international territorial administrations shows that it is possible for these governance arrangements to contribute to customary international law, even though those acts are formally undertaken by an international organization.

Keywords: customary, international law, territorial, administration, ITA, United Nations, UN, UNTAES, UNMIK, UNTAET, UNOSOM, OHR, ILC, Saar, Danzig, League of Nations, CP, UNTAC, Namibia

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K19, K30, K33, K39

Suggested Citation

Worster, William Thomas, The Contribution to Customary International Law by Territories Under International Administration (July 1, 2017). Forthcoming, Jean d'Aspremont & Sufyan Droubi, eds., International Organizations and the Formation of Customary International Law (Manchester University Press, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3073656

William Thomas Worster (Contact Author)

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