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The Links between the Responsibility of International Organizations and the Quest towards a More Reasonable and Humane International Legal system

The Links between the Responsibility of International Organizations and the Quest towards a More... I NTERNATIONAL O RGANIZATIONS L AW R EVIEW brill.nl/iolr © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157237410X552116 B ook r EviEw The Links between the Responsibility of International Organizations and the Quest towards a More Reasonable and Humane International Legal system José Manuel Cortés Martín, Las Organizaciones Internacionales: Codificación y Desarrollo Progresivo de su Responsabilidad Internacional [International Organizations: Codification and Progressive Development of their International Responsibility] (Instituto Andaluz de Administración Pública, Spain, 2008) The subject of the regulation of the responsibility of international organizations arouses the interest of scholars and practitioners nowadays, as demonstrated by the works of the International Law Commission and numerous articles and books devoted to its study. This attention is warranted: the fact that inter- national organizations are important players in the world society and have the potential to affect the protection of international legal goods merits attention in order to regulate their conduct. Otherwise, just as law has an expressive function and can impact on the modification of attitudes of non-state actors, 1 absence of regulation and acknowledgment of their liability may seem to endorse misdeeds attributable to them because, as has been acknowledged in international case-law, impunity fosters repetition of violations. 2 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Organizations Law Review Brill

The Links between the Responsibility of International Organizations and the Quest towards a More Reasonable and Humane International Legal system

International Organizations Law Review , Volume 7 (2): 441 – Jan 1, 2010

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© 2010 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1572-3739
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I NTERNATIONAL O RGANIZATIONS L AW R EVIEW brill.nl/iolr © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157237410X552116 B ook r EviEw The Links between the Responsibility of International Organizations and the Quest towards a More Reasonable and Humane International Legal system José Manuel Cortés Martín, Las Organizaciones Internacionales: Codificación y Desarrollo Progresivo de su Responsabilidad Internacional [International Organizations: Codification and Progressive Development of their International Responsibility] (Instituto Andaluz de Administración Pública, Spain, 2008) The subject of the regulation of the responsibility of international organizations arouses the interest of scholars and practitioners nowadays, as demonstrated by the works of the International Law Commission and numerous articles and books devoted to its study. This attention is warranted: the fact that inter- national organizations are important players in the world society and have the potential to affect the protection of international legal goods merits attention in order to regulate their conduct. Otherwise, just as law has an expressive function and can impact on the modification of attitudes of non-state actors, 1 absence of regulation and acknowledgment of their liability may seem to endorse misdeeds attributable to them because, as has been acknowledged in international case-law, impunity fosters repetition of violations. 2

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Published: Jan 1, 2010

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