The Privileges and Immunities of International Organizations in Domestic Courts

Hardcover | November 8, 2013

EditorAugust Reinisch

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International organizations are increasingly operating across borders and engaging in legal transactions in virtually all jurisdictions. This makes, familiarity with the applicable law and practice imperative for both international organizations and those who engage in legal relations withthem. Furthermore, the issue of whether, how, and to what extent domestic courts take into account decisions of foreign and international courts and tribunals in their own decision-making has become increasingly important in recent years. This book provides a comprehensive empirical study of this transnational judicial dialogue, focusing on the law and practice of domestic jurisdictions concerning the legal personality, privileges, and immunities of international organizations. It presents a selection of detailed country-by-countrystudies, examining the manner of judicial dialogue across domestic jurisdictions, and between national and international courts.The approach taken in this book intersects with three highly topical areas of international legal scholarship: the rapidly evolving law of international institutions; the burgeoning research into the role of domestic courts in the international legal system; and the recent rise ofempirically-oriented legal scholarship. Utilizing OUP's International Law in Domestic Courts database, the book presents analysis of little-known cases which have real international significance, illustrating the impact and extent of transnational judicial dialogue in the international legal system.The book provides important perspectives on the evolution and status of the law of immunity of international organizations, and contributes to the understanding of relationships between national courts, and between national and international courts.

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International organizations are increasingly operating across borders and engaging in legal transactions in virtually all jurisdictions. This makes, familiarity with the applicable law and practice imperative for both international organizations and those who engage in legal relations withthem. Furthermore, the issue of whether, how, a...

August Reinisch is Professor of International and European Law at the University of Vienna and Professorial Lecturer at the Bologna Centre/SAIS of Johns Hopkins University. He is also an expert adviser before Austrian and international courts, as well as arbitral tribunals. He is the editor of Standards of Investment Protection (OUP, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:November 8, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199679401

ISBN - 13:9780199679409

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1. August Reinisch: Introduction2. Genevieve Bastid-Burdeau: France3. Charles H. Brower II: United States of America4. Sergei Marochkin: Russian Federation5. Anne Peters and Thore Neumann: Switzerland6. Maria Gavouneli: Greece7. Phillip M. Saunders: Canada8. Mahendra P. Singh: India9. Raul E. Vinuesa: Argentina10. Bardo Fassbender: Germany11. Andre Nollkaemper and Rosanne van Alebeek: The Netherlands12. Riccardo Pavoni: Italy13. August Reinisch and Gregor Novak: Austria14. Herminio Harry L. Roque Jr.: The Philippines15. Cedric Ryngaert: Belgium16. Dan Sarooshi and Antonios Tzanakopoulos: United Kingdom17. Toshiya Ueki: Japan18. August Reinisch: Conclusion