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International Organizations and their Exercise of Sovereign Powers

Dan Sarooshi


This book considers the exercise of sovereign powers by international organizations that include the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and the European Union in order to answer fundamental questions about the relationship between an international organization and its member states. In their membership of international organizations, states must confer some of their sovereign powers upon those organizations. This book develops a three-tiered typology of conferrals which ranges from agency relationships, to delegations of authority, to full transfers of power. The legal aspects of th ... More

Keywords: sovereign powers, United Nations, World Trade Organisation, European Union, agency relationships, delegations of authority, power transfers

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199225774
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Sarooshi, author
Professor of Public International Law, University of Oxford