POL 309-800, International Law
SUNY Oswego | Spring 2021
Dr. Craig Warkentin
Ch. 7, International Legal Personality: States, International Organizations, Non-State Groups, Individuals, and Multi-National Corporations (361-380)
Articulate the bases for IOs' legal personality.
Describe the purpose and structure of the UN.
Discuss the status of non-state actors in IL.
de facto (363)
de jure (363)
How important is it that the UN have "international legal personality"? Absent this status, how would (a) the UN, (b) international law, and (c) global politics in general operate?
Do you agree that the General Assembly's "one-state-one-vote system is far from democratic" (372)? Why or why not? How could the system be more democratic? Less democratic?
Which is more equitably structured: the General Assembly or the Security Council? Which of these two bodies should have the power to pass legally binding resolutions, and why?
Do the actors described on pp. 375-379 possess international legal personality? How so, or why not? Given your answer, of what importance to international law are these actors?
Briefly list the reasons that persuaded the Court that the U.N. has the capacity to bring a claim for reparations for damages to itself incurred through injury to its agent in the performance of his/her duties against (a) a member state [and] (b) a non-member state.
Briefly list the reasons that persuaded the Court that the U.N. has the capacity to bring a claim for reparations for damage caused to its agent (the victim) when he/she suffers injury in the performance of his/her duties against (a) a member state [and] (b) a non-member state.
Can Sweden also bring a claim at the international level on behalf of its national, Count Bernadotte?
Why are non-members of the U.N. bound to recognize the international capacity of an organization they did not create?