Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations

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With the rising relevance of international organizations in international affairs, and the general turn to litigation to settle disputes, international institutional law issues have increasingly become the subject of litigation, before both international and domestic courts.

The judicial treatment of this field of international law is addressed in Judicial Decisions on the Law of International Organizations through commentary on excerpts of the most prominent international and domestic judicial decisions that are relevant to the law of international organizations, providing in-depth analysis of judicial decisions. The commentaries written and edited by leading experts in the field of international institutional law, they are opinionated and critically engage with the decision in question, with commentators' and stakeholders' reactions thereto, and with later decisions, codifications, and reports.

Author Biography

Cedric Ryngaert, Professor of Public International Law, Utrecht University,Ige F Dekker, Professor of International Institutional Law, Utrecht University,Ramses A Wessel, Professor of International and European Institutional Law, University of Twente,Jan Wouters, Professor of International Law and the Law of International Organizations, Leuven University

Cedric Ryngaert is Chair of Public International Law at Utrecht University. He is the author of Jurisdiction in International Law (OUP 2015) and the co-editor of The International Prosecutor (OUP 2012).

Ige F Dekker is Professor of International Institutional Law at the School of Law of Utrecht University. From 2006 until 2011 he was editor-in-chief of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law.

Ramses A. Wessel is Professor of International and European Institutional Law and Director of the Centre for European Studies at the University of Twente. He is editor-in-chief and co-founder of the International Organizations Law Review and editor-in-chief of the Netherlands Yearbook of International Law.

Jan Wouters is Jean Monnet Chair ad personam of EU and Global Governance, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations, and founding director of the Institute for International Law and of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at the University of Leuven (KU Leuven).

Table of Contents

General Introduction
1. Legal status (personality)
1.1. Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations, advisory opinion, [1949] ICJ Reports 174, Ramses Wessel
1.2. Case 22/70, Commission v. Council (European Road Transport Agreement), Court of Justice of the EC, [1971] ECR 263, Jan Klabbers
1.3. Maclaine Watson & Co. Ltd v. International Tin Council, 26 October 1989, United Kingdom House of Lords, 81 ILR 670, Paolo Palchetti
1.4. Arab Monetary Fund v. Hashim and others, 21 February 1991, United Kingdom House of Lords, 85 ILR 1, Kirsten Schmalenbach
1.5. Cases 7/56 and 3/57-7/57, Algera, Court of Justice of the EC, [1957-8] ECR 39 and Case C-327/91, France v. Commission, Court of Justice of the EC, [1994] ECR I-3641, Jan Klabbers
1.6. Application of the Interim Accord of 13 September 1995 (The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia v. Greece), judgment, [2011], ICJ Reports 644, Ana Sofia Barros
2. Legal powers
2.1. Interpretation of the Greco-Turkish Agreement of December 1st, 1926, [1928] Publ. PCIJ, Series B, No. 16, Blanca Montejo
2.2. Effect of Awards of Compensation made by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal, advisory opinion, [1954] ICJ Reports 47, Kenneth Keith
2.3. Certain Expenses of the United Nations (Article 17, paragraph 2 of the Charter), advisory opinion, [1962] ICJ Reports 151, Jan Wouters and Jed Odermatt
2.4. Legality of the Use by a State of Nuclear Weapons in Armed Conflict, advisory opinion, [1996] ICJ Reports 66, Gian Luca Burci and Jakob Quirin
3. Institutional structures and position of members
3.1. Case concerning Questions of Interpretation and Application of the 1971 Montreal Convention arising from the Aerial Incident at Lockerbie (Libyan Arab Jamahiriya v. United Kingdom), order, [1992] ICJ Reports 3, Lydia Davies-Bright and Nigel D. White
3.2. Prosecutor v. Dusko Tadi?, IT-94-1-AR72, Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, 2 October 1995, Ramses Wessel and Ige Dekker
3.3. Conditions of admission of a State to membership in the United Nations (Article 4 of Charter), advisory opinion, [1948] ICJ Reports 57 and Competence of the General Assembly for the Admission of a State to the United Nations, advisory opinion, [1950] ICJ Reports 4, James D. Fry and Agnes Chong
4. Legal acts
4.1. Legal Consequences for States of the Continued Presence of South Africa in Namibia (South West Africa) notwithstanding Security Council Resolution 276 (1970), advisory opinion, [1971] ICJ Reports 16, Brianne McGonigle Leyh
4.2. Solange I, BverfGE 37, 291, 29 May 1974; Solange II, BverfGE 73, 339, 22 October 1986; Solange III, BverfGE 89, 155 12 October 1993; and Solange IV, BverfGE 102, 147, 7 June 2000, Peter Hilpold
4.3. Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua (Nicaragua v. USA), merits, [1986] ICJ Reports 14, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Andrzej Gadkowski
4.4. Youssef Nada v. State Secretariat for Economic Affairs and Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Administrative appeal judgment, Case No. 1A 45/2007, Switzerland, Federal Tribunal, 14 November 2007, 133 BGE II 450; ILDC 461 (CH2007), Antonios Tzanakopoulos
4.5. Cases C-402/05 P and C-415/05 P, Yassin Abdullah Kadi and Al Barakaat International Foundation v. Council and Commission, Court of Justice of the EC, [2008] ECR I-6351; ); Case T-85/09, Kadi v. Commission [2010] ECR II-5177; Joined Cases C-584/10 P, C-593/10 P and C-595/10 P, Commission and United Kingdom v. Kadi, Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 18 July 2013, Antonios Tzanakopoulos
5. Obligations
5.1. Case 21-24/72, International Fruit Company v. Produktschap voor Siergewassen, Court of Justice of the EC, [1972] ECR 1219, Pieter-Jan Kuijper
5.2. Interpretation of the Agreement of 25 March 1951 between the WHO and Egypt, advisory opinion, [1980] ICJ Reports 73, Catherine Brolmann
5.3. Case No. IT-95-9-PT, Decision on the Motion for a Judicial Assistance to be Provided by SFOR and Others, Trial Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, 18 October 2000, Harmen Van der Wilt
6. Responsibility and accountability
6.1. Westland Helicopters Ltd v. Arab Organization for Industrialization, United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, State of Qatar, Arab Republic of Egypt and Arab British Helicopter Company, Arbitration, 5 March 1984, 80 ILR 600, Christiane Ahlborn
6.2. Arab Organization for Industrialization and others v. Westland Helicopters Ltd, Swiss Federal Supreme Court (First Civil Court), 19 July 1988, 80 ILR 652, Christiane Ahlborn
6.3. Matthews v. The United Kingdom, App. No. 24833/94, European Court of Human Rights, 18 February 1999, Ana Sofia Barros
6.4. Bankovic and Others v. Belgium and 16 other Contracting States, App. No. 52207/99, European Court of Human Rights, 12 December 2001; (Case Concerning Legality of Use of Force (Serbia and Montenegro v. Belgium), Preliminary Objections, Judgment, [2004] ICJ Reports 279), Tulio Scovazzi
6.5. Bosphorus Hava Yollari Turizm veTicaret Anonim Sirketi v. Ireland, App. No. 45036/98, European Court of Human Rights, 30 June 2005, Tobias Lock
6.6. Agim Behrami and Bekir Behrami v. France, App. No. 71412/01 and Ruzhdi Saramti v. France, Germany and Norway, App. No. 78166/01, European Court of Human Rights, 2 May 2007, Santiago Villalpando
6.7. Gasparini v. Italy and Belgium, App. No. 10750/03, Admissibility Decision, European Court of Human Rights, 12 May 2009, Tobias Lock
6.8. Mukeshimana - Nguilinzira and ors. v. Belgium and ors., Brussels Court of First Instance, ILDC 1604 (BE 2010), 8 December 2010, Cedric Ryngaert
6.9. Nuhanovic v. Netherlands, Appeal Judgement, LJN: R5388, ILDC 1742 (NL 2011) and Mustafic v. Netherlands, Appeal Judgement, LJN: BR 5386, Dutch Court of Appeals, 5 July 2011, Otto Spijkers
6.10. Al-Jedda v. United Kingdom, App. No. 27021/08, European Court of Human Rights, 7 July 2011, Aurel Sari
7. Immunity
7.1. Manderlier v. Organisation des Nations Unies and Etat Belge (Ministre des Affaires Etrangeres), Tribunal Civil de Bruxelles, 11 May 1966, Journal des Tribunaux, 10 December 1966, No. 4553, 121, Pierre Schmitt
7.2. Abdi Hosh Askir v. Boutros Boutros-Ghali, Joseph E. Connor et al., US District Court SDNY, 29 July 1996, 933 F. Suppl. 368 (SDNY 1996), Tom Ruys
7.3. Difference Relating to Immunity from Legal Process of a Special Rapporteur of the Commission on Human Rights, advisory opinion, [1999] ICJ Reports 62, Chanaka Wickremasinghe
7.4. Beer and Regan v. Germany, App. No. 28934/95 and Waite and Kennedy v. Germany, App. No. 26083/94, European Court of Human Rights, 18 February 1999, Thore Neumann and Anne Peters
7.5. League of Arab States v. T., Belgian Court of Cassation, 127 ILR (2005) 94, 12 March, Cedric Ryngaert
7.6. Prewitt Enterprises Inc and ors v Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Appeal judgment, 353 F3d 916 (11th Cir 2003); ILDC 715 (US 2003), Kirsten Boon
7.7. Entico Ltd. v. UNESCO, [2008] EWHC 531 (Comm), Chanaka Wickremasinghe
7.8. Western European Union v Siedler, and others, Belgian Court of Cassation, 21 December 2009, Pierre Schmitt
7.9. OSS Nokalva, Inc. v. Eur. Space Agency, Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 617 F.3d 756 (US 3d Cir. 2010), Kirsten Boon
7.10. Mothers of Srebrenica v. The Netherlands & the UN, LJN: BW1999, Dutch Supreme Court, 13 April 2012 AND Stichting Mothers of Srebrenica and Others against the Netherlands, App. No. 65542/12, European Court of Human Rights, 11 June 2013, Aleksandar Momirov

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