Transfers of Powers to 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

Transfers of Powers to International Organizations

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This chapter begins by explaining why the term ‘transfer’ has been used to describe power conferral, wherein states cannot exercise direct control over the organization and that States consent are bound by the decisions of an organization. It then examines in detail the characteristics of the category of transfers of powers, before considering examples of transfers and the significant implications they have for the contestation of sovereignty's constituent values, both within international organizations and on the domestic plane.

Keywords: transfers of powers; international organizations; power conferral; sovereignty

Chapter.  23350 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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