International organisations play an increasingly important role in the international community. There are many types of international organisations – both in terms of their size and objectives. Within this diverse group of organisations there are a number of similar day-to-day problems with which each of them is confronted. In this course some key issues of the law of international organisations will be highlighted with the help of international judicial decisions. Special attention will be paid to issues such as membership, institutional structure, legal personality, powers, decision-making and decisions as well as privileges and immunities.
Disclaimer: This course has been updated to the best of our knowledge at the current time of publishing. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic and the fluctuating changes in lock down regulations all information contained within this course description are subject to change up to 1 September 2020.
Due to the uncertainty of the Covid 19 virus after 1 September 2020, changes to the course description can only be made in the event of strict necessity and only in the circumstances where the interests of the students are not impinged. Should there be a need for any change during the duration of the course, this will be informed to all students on a timely basis and will not be to the prejudice of students. Modifications after 1 September 2020 may only be done with the approval and consent of the Faculty Board.