International Organizations Adventures

Mer, 04/27/2022 - 13:00 / 14:30

205AB, Viale Romania

Speaker: Jan Klabbers , University of Helsinki


International organizations have traditionally been conceptualized as closed circuits: they were created (so the story went) by their member states, to perform tasks for those member states. The outside world, in other words, did not exist in any meaningful way. This was never tenable, of course, as is increasingly recognized: international organizations interacts with the private sector, with each other, with states other than their member states, with civil society, et cetera. The question then arises what this means for the way we (international lawyers and social scientists alike) think about international organizations.