The Law of International Organisations and Institutions

 International organisations such as the UN, EU, NATO and IMF play a prominent role in international society. All have rights and obligations under international law but they also hold different positions, exhibit their own personalities, and establish differing systems and structures.

This module seeks to make the concept of international organisations (and their rights and obligations under international law) familiar to you.

In the course of your studies you will look at the structure, membership, law-making powers and accountability of international organisations, taking the United Nations system as your particular focus.

You will also be encouraged to critically analyse the interplay between these prominent organisations and the current body of international law.

Our prestigious Law School is home to some of the most highly-regarded international lawyers and research-active lecturers. The convenor of this module has recently contributed the chapter on International Organisations for the Oxford Handbook on Jurisdiction.