IGOs

An IGOs must satisfy the following conditions to have legal personality under IL.

  • It must be a permanent association of States.
  • It must be created to attain certain objectives.
  • It must have administrative organs.
  • It must exercise some power that is distinct from the sovereign power of its MS (Member States).
  • Its competences must be exercisable on an international level and not confined exclusively to the national systems of its member States.

Case:  Reparation for Injuries Suffered in the Service of the United Nations (Advisory Opinion). The UN is entitled with objective legal international personality.

**** Specific note: IOs have international personality in basis of their constitutive international agreements, which confer State´s sovereignty to IOs ( implied or explicit powers- principle of conferral).

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