Agency Relationships between States and International Organizations


in International Organizations and their Exercise of Sovereign Powers

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780199225774
Published online January 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780191710346 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

Agency Relationships between States and International Organizations

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This chapter begins by examining agency relationships between states and international organizations. It examines two conditions: that the principal and agent are separate legal entities; and that a dual consent requirement — both principal and agent — have consented to conferrals on an agent of powers to act on the principal's behalf. It considers the establishment of agency relationships between States and international organizations and what consequences flow from such relationships for the organization and States concerned.

Keywords: agency relationships; international organizations; principal; agent; power conferral

Chapter.  11545 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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