Jurisdictional Immunities of States and International Organizations

ISBN : 9780190611231

Edward Chukwuemeke Okeke
408 Pages
156 x 235 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
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This book explores the relationship between the jurisdictional immunities of states and international organizations, in an attempt to bring clarity and predictability to the law of international immunities. Embracing a holistic approach, this book charts the history, purpose, scope, competing norms, and exceptions and waivers for the jurisdictional immunities related to states and then international organizations, respectively. Finally, it focuses on the relationship between the two areas analyzing in detail the differences and commonalities between the two.


Preface and Acknowledgments
Part I. State Immunity
Chapter 1. Historical Development and Rationale
Chapter 2. Overview of Sources of Law of State Immunity
Chapter 3. Scope of State Immunity
Chapter 4. Competing or Conflicting Norms, and Related but Different Doctrine
Part II. Immunity of International Organizations
Chapter 5. Nature of International Organizations and Purpose of their Immunity
Chapter 6. Legal Status of International Organizations
Chapter 7. Sources of the Law of Immunity of International Organizations
Chapter 8. Determination and Scope of Immunity of International Organizations
Part III. Cross-cutting and Confused Concepts
Chapter 9. Similarities and Differences between Immunities
Chapter 10. Conclusion

About the author: 

Edward Chukwuemeke Okeke is an international law scholar and practitioner, admitted to the Bar of the State of New York. He has extensive experience in international organizations, having served in the Institutional Administration Practice Group of the Legal Vice Presidency at the World Bank, the Office of Legal Affairs of UNESCO, and the Office of the Legal Counsel and the Administrative Law Unit of the United Nations. He is the recipient of the Otto L. Walter Distinguished Writing Award from New York Law School and the Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award from the New York State Bar Association. He has been published in Arbitration International, and has contributed two chapters in The Conventions on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies: A Commentary (Oxford, Edited by August Reinisch 2016).

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