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1992

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Part One. Legal status of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations

Chapter I. Legislative texts concerning the legal status of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
  1. Finland  
    (a) Act on the Privileges and Immunities of International Conferences and Special Missions 3
    (b) Decree on the Privileges and Immunities of International Conferences and Special Missions 7
    (c) Decree on amending the Decree on the Privileges and Immunities of International Conferences and Special Missions 9
  2. Malaysia  
      Act 485: International Organizations (Privileges and Immunities) act 1992 9
Chapter II. Treaty provisions concerning the legal status of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
A. Treaty provisions concerning the legal status of the United Nations  
  1. Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. Approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 13 February 1946 22
  2. Agreements related to installations and meetings  
    (1) Agreement between the United Nations and the Republic of Colombia on the arrangements for the eighth session of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Signed at Geneva on 29 January 1992 22
    (2) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Poland concerning the High-level Meeting on Cooperation and Sustainable Development in the Chemical Industry, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Warsaw from 10 to 12 March 1992. Geneva, 17 December 1991 and 24 February 1992 24
    (3) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic concerning the arrangements for the Expert Group Meeting on Increased Awareness by Women of their Rights, including Legal Literacy, to be held at Bratislava from 18 to 22 May 1992. Vienna, 17 January and 24 February 1992 26
    (4) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Albania regarding the Technical Cooperation Programme on Human Rights to be implemented in Albania beginning April 1992. Geneva, 20 and 25 February 1992 27
    (5) Agreement between the United Nations (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and the Government of Poland concerning the Legal Status, Immunities and Privileges of UNHCR and its Personnel in the Republic of Poland. Signed at Geneva on 27 February 1992 29
    (6) Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda concerning the arrangements for the Regional Seminar on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Signed at Vienna on 28 February 1992 38
    (7) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Burundi concerning the arrangements for the twelfth session of the Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development, to be held at Bujumbura from 4 to 12 May 1992. New York, 7, 18 and 28 February 1992 39
    (8) Exchange of letters constituting a Protocol between the United Nations and the Government of El Salvador, supplementing the Agreement concluded by the exchange of letters dated 16 and 23 July 1991 and 9 August 1991 between the United Nations and the Government of El Salvador concerning the United Nations Observer Mission in El Salvador for the purpose of verifying the observance of human rights in El Salvador in accordance with the Agreement on Human Rights, signed at San José on 26 July 1990 between the Government of El Salvador and the Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional. San Salvador, 29 January 1992, and New York, 2 March 1992 42
    (9) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Romania regarding the Technical Cooperation Programme on Human Rights to be implemented from March 1992 through December 1993. Geneva, 28 February and 3 March 1992 43
    (10) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Indonesia regarding arrangements for the Fourth Asian and Pacific Population Conference of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, to be held at Nusa Dua, Bali, from 19 to 27 August 1992. Signed at Bangkok on 16 March 1992 45
    (11) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Chile on the convening of a Technical Conference on Practical Experience in Achieving Sustainable and Ecologically Sound Autonomous Development by Indigenous Peoples, to be held at Santiago, Chile, from 18 to 22 May 1992. Geneva, 12 March and 23 April 1992 46
    (12) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Australia regarding the Meeting of Experts on Coal Trade, Statistics and Transport, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Sydney from 18 to 22 May 1992. Geneva, 14 February and 30 April 1992 48
    (13) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Turkey concerning arrangements regarding the Seventh Conference on Urban and Regional Research, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Ankara from 29 June to 3 July 1992. Geneva, 24 January and 4 May 1992 50
    (14) Agreement between the United Nations and the Supreme National Council of Cambodia on the status of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia. Signed at Phnom Penh on 7 May 1992 52
    (15) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Poland on arrangements regarding the Seminar on the Restructuration and Management Techniques in Steel Industries in Countries in Transition towards Market Economy Conditions, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Dabrowa Górnicza from 18 to 22 May 1992. Geneva, 17 March and 15 May 1992 60
    (16) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Belarus relating to the Establishment of the United Nations Interim Office in Minsk. Signed at Geneva on 15 May 1992 62
    (17) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Germany on arrangements regarding the Meeting of Experts on Lighting and Light-signalling, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Darmstadt from 9 to 12 November 1992. Geneva, 25 March and 19 May 1992 69
    (18) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and Kuwait concerning the legal status, privileges and immunities of the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission. New York, 15 April 1992, and Kuwait, 20 May 1992 71
    (19) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Ukraine on arrangements regarding the Seminar on New Materials and their Application in Engineering Industries, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Kiev from 13 to 16 October 1992. Geneva, 8 May and 2 June 1992 73
    (20) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Kenya regarding arrangements for the eighteenth session of the World Food Council of the United Nations, to be held at Nairobi from 23 to 26 June 1992. Signed at Nairobi on 22 June 1992 75
    (21) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Portugal in connection with the Working Meeting on Environmental Statistics of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Lisbon from 14 to 17 September 1992. Geneva, 25 March and 1 July 1992 77
    (22) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Portugal in connection with the fifty-third session of the Committee on Human Settlements, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Lisbon from 14 to 17 September 1992. Geneva, 12 February and 1 July 1992 78
    (23) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the Training Course on the Preparation of Periodic Reports under International Instruments on Human Rights, to be held at Tehran from 2 to 5 August 1992. Geneva, 24 June and 27 July 1992 81
    (24) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Sweden regarding the Work Session on Survey Processing on Microcomputers, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Stockholm from 19 to 21 October 1992. Geneva, 12 and 18 August 1992 82
    (25) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Czech and Slovak Federal Republic regarding the Meeting of Coordinators and Rapporteurs on Standardization Policies, of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Prague on 14 and 15 September 1992. Geneva, 20 July and 26 August 1992 84
    (26) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Armenia relating to the establishment of a United Nations Interim Office in Armenia. Signed at Geneva on 17 September 1992 86
    (27) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Spain regarding arrangements for the Symposium on Product Quality in the Agri-Food Sector, [to be held at Murcia, from 5 to 9 October 1992]. Signed at Geneva on 23 September 1992 87
    (28) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Germany regarding the Fourth United Nations International Training Course on Remote Sensing Applications to Geological Sciences, to be held at Potsdam and Berlin from 28 September to 16 October 1992. New York, 4 and 29 September 1992 88
    (29) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Azerbaijan relating to the establishment of a United Nations interim office in Azerbaijan. Signed at New York on 1 October 1992 90
    (30) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Kazakhstan relating to the establishment of a United Nations interim Office in Kazakhstan. Signed at New York on 5 October 1992 90
    (31) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Ukraine relating to the establishment of a United Nations interim office in Ukraine. Signed at New York on 6 October 1992 91
    (32) Agreement between the United Nations (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and the Government of the Russian Federation. Signed at Geneva on 6 October 1992 91
    (33) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Kingdom of Spain concerning the Meeting of Experts of the Economic Commission for Europe on the Problems of Habitat in Southern Europe, to be held at Seville from 21 to 23 October 1992. Signed at Geneva on 16 October 1992 98
    (34) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Tunisia regarding the arrangements for the Preparatory African Regional Conference of the World Conference on Human Rights, [to be held at Tunis from 2 to 6 November 1992]. Signed at Geneva on 23 October 1992 99
    (35) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Italy concerning the Ad Hoc Meeting on Energy Efficiency Demonstration Zones of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Rome from 28 to 30 October 1992. Geneva, 7 and 27 October 1992 101
    (36) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Uzbekistan relating to the establishment of a United Nations interim office in Uzbekistan. Signed at Tashkent on 27 November 1992 and at New York on 7 December 1992 103
    (37) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Italy regarding the Seminar on Statistics Services of Mediterranean Countries of the Economic Commission for Europe, held at Palermo from 12 to 15 October 1992. Geneva, 17 June and 10 December 1992 103
    (38) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Italy concerning the nineteenth session of the FAO/ECE/ILO Joint Committee on Forest Technology, Management and Training of the Economic Commission for Europe, to be held at Croce di Magara from 29 September to 2 October 1992. Geneva, 25 June and 10 December 1992 104
    (39) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Bolivia regarding the organization of the Expert Group Meeting on Population Distribution and Migration, to be held at Santa Cruz from 18 to 22 January 1993. La Paz, 11 and 22 December 1992 106
  3. Agreements relating to the United Nations Children's Fund  
    (a) Basic Cooperation Agreement between the United Nations (United Nations Children's Fund) and the Government of Romania, with an exchange of letters. Signed at Bucharest on 21 June 1991 108
    (b) Agreement between the United Nations (United Nations Children's Fund) and the Government of Senegal on the assignment to UNICEF of a building for use as offices. Signed at Dakar on 18 March 1992 112
  4. Agreements relating to the United Nations Development Programme 113
B. Treaty provisions concerning the legal status of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies. Approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 21 November 1947 113
  2. Universal Postal Union  
      Agreement between the Universal Postal Union and the Government of the Republic of Korea concerning the organization of the 21st Universal Postal Congress [to be held at Seoul from 21 August to 14 September 1994]. Signed at Seoul on 17 September 1992 114
  3. International Telecommunication Union  
      Agreement between the International Telecommunication Union and the Government of Spain concerning the convening, organization and financing of the World Administrative Radio Conference for Dealing with Frequency Allocations in Certain Parts of the Spectrum [to be held at Torremolinos-Málaga from 3 February to 3 March 1992]. Signed at Geneva on 9 October 1991 114
  4. United Nations Industrial Development Organization  
    (a) Standard Basic Cooperation Agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Member State receiving assistance from UNIDO 115
    (b) Agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Government of Cameroon regarding the arrangements for the fifth regular session of the General Conference of UNIDO [to be held at Yaounde from 6 to 10 December 1993]. Signed at Vienna on 2 November 1992 116
    (c) Agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Government of Tunisia concerning the arrangements for the First Consultation on the Construction Industry, to be held at Tunis from 3 to 7 May 1993. Signed at Vienna on 10 December 1992 117
  5. International Atomic Energy Agency  
      Agreement on the Privileges and Immunities of the International Atomic Energy Agency. Approved by the Board of Governors of the Agency on 1 July 1959 119

Part Two. Legal activities of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations

Chapter III. General review of the legal activities of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
A. General review of the legal activities of the United Nations  
  1. Disarmament and related matters 125
  2. Other political and security questions 132
  3. Environmental, economic, social, humanitarian and cultural questions 142
  4. Law of the Sea 186
  5. International Court of Justice 188
  6. International Law Commission 247
  7. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law 249
  8. Legal questions dealt with by the Sixth Committee of the General Assembly and by ad hoc legal bodies 252
  9. Respect for the privileges and immunities of officials of the United Nations and the specialized agencies and related organizations 258
  10. Cooperation between the United Nations and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Committee 259
B. General review of the legal activities of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. International Labour Organization 259
  2. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 260
  3. International Civil Aviation Organization 261
  4. World Health Organization 263
  5. World Bank 265
  6. International Monetary Fund 268
  7. International Maritime Organization 272
  8. World Intellectual Property Organization 278
  9. International Fund for Agricultural Development 282
  10. United Nations Industrial Development Organization 285
  11. International Atomic Energy Agency 286
Chapter IV. Treaties concerning international law concluded under the auspices of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
  Treaties concerning international law concluded under the auspices of the United Nations  
  1. Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes. Done at Helsinki on 17 March 1992 302
  2. Convention on the Transboundary Effects of Industrial Accidents. Done at Helsinki on 17 March 1992 316
  3. United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Done at New York on 9 May 1992 340
  4. Convention on Biological Diversity. Done at Rio de Janeiro on 5 June 1992 359
  5. Amendments to articles 17 and 18 of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, adopted by the Conference of the States Parties on 8 September 1992 385
Chapter V. Decisions of Administrative Tribunals of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
A. Decisions of the United Nations Administrative Tribunal  
  1. Judgement No. 551 (18 June 1992): Mohapi v. the Secretary-General of the United Nations 387
  2. Judgement No. 555 (26 June 1992): Selamawit Makonnen v. the Secretary-General of the United Nations 388
  3. Judgement No. 558 (30 June 1992): Faruq v. the Secretary-General of the United Nations 389
  4. Judgement No. 560 (30 June 1992): Claxton v. the Secretary-General of the United Nations 391
  5. Judgement No. 564 (2 July 1992): Lavalle v. the Secretary-General of the United Nations 393
  6. Judgement No. 569 (6 November 1992): Pearl v. the Secretary-General of the United Nations 394
B. Decisions of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization  
  1. Judgement No. 1143 (29 January 1992): Jones v. World Intellectual Property Organization 395
  2. Judgement No. 1158 (29 January 1992): Vianney v. United Nations Industrial Development Organization 396
  3. Judgement No. 1177 (15 July 1992): Der Hovsepian v. Universal Postal Union (interlocutory order) 398
  4. Judgement No. 1182 (15 July 1992): Mirmand v. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 399
  5. Judgement No. 1191 (15 July 1992): Bhotlu and Mitroo v. World Health Organization 400
  6. Judgement No. 1195 (15 July 1992): Zayed (Najia) v. Universal Postal Union 401
  7. Judgement No. 1196 (15 July 1992): Andrews, Bartels, Dondenne and Machado v. World Intellectual Property Organization 403
C. Decisions of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal  
  1. Judgement No. 115 (13 November 1992): David Moses v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 404
  2. Judgement No. 118 (13 November 1992): John Briscoe v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 406
Chapter VI. Selected legal opinions of the secretariats of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
  Legal opinions of the Secretariat of the United Nations (issued or prepared by the Office of Legal Affairs)  
  1. Question whether United Nations organs and specialized agencies may produce and display their own flags—United Nations Flag Code—Use by United Nations bodies of distinctive emblems on documents and publications—Administrative instruction ST/AI/189/Add.21—Policy considerations against the adoption of separate flags 410
  2. Use of the United Nations flag on vessels—Precedents involving the display of the United Nations flag in the framework of peacekeeping operations—Special cases involving vessels flying the United Nations flag 411
  3. Request for authorization to use the United Nations name and emblem in an advertisement to be published in the framework of an information campaign in a Member State 415
  4. Use of United Nations premises by groups other than official United Nations bodies—Authorization given to UNICEF under General Assembly resolution 57 (I) to accept donations from individual sources—Under General Assembly resolution 92 (I) the United Nations cannot permit the use of its name or premises for the promotion of a commercial activity 417
  5. Liability resulting from vaccination—Findings in the Mazur v. Merck judgement on vaccines—Possible implications of the case for UNICEF in mass immunization programmes 418
  6. Distribution of the integrated management information system (IMIS) software and database to other organizations of the United Nations system—Measures to be taken to ensure protection of the United Nations' rights in the IMIS software, database and related documentation 423
  7. Ownership of the copyrights to a computer program developed under a UNDP/International Trade Centre technical assistance project—UNDP policy on ownership of intellectual property rights—Ownership of copyrights to computer programs 424
  8. Proposal to include in a Standard Basic Assistance Agreement a clause which would provide for joint ownership of patent rights and other intellectual property rights in discoveries and works resulting from UNDP-assisted projects—Policy and practice of UNDP in this area 426
  9. Consequences for purposes of membership in the United Nations of the disintegration of a Member State—General Assembly resolution 47/1 and practical consequences of its adoption 428
  10. Established United Nations practice regarding the exercise of the right to speak by observers—Specific case of the European Economic Community 429
  11. Question of the application of the 1949 Geneva Conventions for the protection of war victims and their 1977 Additional Protocols in peacekeeping operations of the United Nations 430
  12. Question whether the United Nations Development Programme has the authority under its constitutive documents and Financial Regulations and Rules to provide loan guarantees as a form of technical assistance 431
  13. United Nations policy regarding procurement from developing countries—interpretation of General Assembly resolution 3405 (XXX), rule 114.8 of UNDP Financial Regulations and Rules and decisions of the Governing Council of UNDP regarding preferential treatment to be accorded to goods and services from developing countries 432
  14. Question whether the members of the International Narcotics Control Board could serve as consultants for United Nations International Drug Control Programme work and as participants in UNDCP missions—Relevant provisions of the 1961 Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by the 1972 Protocol 433
  15. Questions regarding the scale of assessment for Belarus and Ukraine in the light of the change in the relationship between them and the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—Report of the Committee on Contributions on "Assessment of new Member States"—General Assembly resolution 46/221 A and rule 160 of the rules of procedure of the General Assembly 435
  16. Payment of assessed contribution by a Member State— Question of deferring the contribution for the period during which the United Nations is the transitional authority in the State in question—Article 19 of the Charter of the United Nations 438
  17. Procedures to be followed to terminate trust funds Secretary-General's bulletin ST/SGB/188 on "Establishment and management of trust funds" 439
  18. Economic and Social Council resolution 1983/27 on communications concerning the status of women—Question whether the decision to include the text of the report of the working group was within the mandate of the Commission on the Status of Women—Rule 54 of the rules of procedure of the functional commissions of the Economic and Social Council 440
  19. Considerations underlying the suggestion that the General Assembly authorize the Secretary-General to request advisory opinions of the International Court of Justice under Article 96, paragraph 2, of the Charter of the United Nations 443
  20. Question whether acceptance of a donation tied to the recruitment of a national of the donor State would be consonant with the obligation imposed on the Secretary-General by Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations 445
  21. Staffing of missions away from Headquarters—Authority of the Secretary-General to assign staff to any United Nations activities or offices—Budgetary, administrative and financial considerations involved in the assignment of staff to missions— Possibility of additional financial benefits to induce staff to accept mission assignments 446
  22. Question whether a United Nations staff member may accept an invitation to become an honorary board member of an institute located in a Member State—Rules governing activities of staff members 447
  23. Question of the compatibility of a staff member's outside activities with her status as a staff member—Relevant provisions of the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules 449
  24. Question whether a request by a staff member for a dependency allowance based on the legal guardianship of his two nephews is admissible on the ground that the concept of adoption is not recognized by the legal system of his home country—Conditions for children to be recognized as dependent children within the meaning of administrative instruction ST/AI/278/Rev.l 452
  25. Interpretation and application of the policy of the Organization with respect to recovery of a series of overpayments made to a staff member 453
  26. Reliance by the Joint Appeals Board on the provisions of the Labour Code of a Member State—Obligation of the JAB, in examining questions concerning the terms and conditions of appointments of staff members, to apply the internal administrative law of the United Nations 455
  27. Questions pertaining to the succession of the former Soviet republics to treaties in force for the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—Procedures to be followed by the new republics with respect to options of succession to or continuation of multilateral treaties which were in force for the former USSR 458
  28. Question of the way in which a framework convention on climate change should be adopted—Norms of the general law of treaties with respect of the adoption of the text of a convention 462
  29. The 1986 International Agreement on Olive Oil and Table Olives —interpretation of article 53 of the Agreement on accession—Irrelevance of geographic boundaries as regards acceptance of membership in the United Nations 464
  30. Legal conditions under which certain organs of the new organization to be created by a convention on the prohibition of the development, production, stockpiling and use of all chemical weapons and on their destruction being prepared for adoption by the Conference on Disarmament would be empowered to request advisory opinions of the International Court of Justice— Questions regarding the relationship between the organization in question and the United Nations 465
  31. United Nations practice with respect to reservation clauses in multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General 467
  32. Permissibility of reservations to the 1988 United Nations Convention against Illicit Traffic in Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances—United Nations practice in respect of reservations to multilateral treaties deposited with the Secretary-General 468
  33. United Nations pouch arrangements in a Member State—Legal regime of the United Nations pouch under relevant provisions of the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 469
  34. Question of the possible imposition on the United Nations, as owner of the UNITAR building, of the New York State sales and use tax arising from building services rendered to UNITAR by a property management firm—Exemption of the Organization from direct taxes, under article II, section 7, of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 470
  35. Imposition in a Member State of taxes on purchases of petrol needed for the execution of agreed projects in accordance with UNICEF plans of operations—Interpretation of the relevant provisions of the agreement between UNICEF and the Member State in question concerning the activities of UNICEF in its territory 471
  36. Exemption of the United Nations Development Programme from value-added tax on gasoline purchases and from the tax on circulation in a Member State—Interpretation of the relevant provisions of the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 472
  37. Blocking of a United Nations Children's Fund bank account by a court in a Member State—Under the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and the 1963 Agreement between UNICEF and the Member State concerned, the United Nations, its funds and assets are immune from any form of legal process and interference 473
  38. Exemption from taxation on purchases made by the United Nations Development Programme—Article II, sections 7 and 8, of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 474
  39. Question whether subjecting the selling of United Nations property in a Member State to the requirement of a prior authorization is in line with the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 475
  40. Recording of the acquisition cost of UNITAR land and building—Question whether acquisition cost should be included in the value of the capital assets of the United Nations or whether it should be transferred to the UNITAR balance sheet as a debt owed to the United Nations—Background to the transaction leading to the purchase of the land in question 476
  41. Question whether it is legally possible for the United Nations University to provide security for its premises by way of a commercial arrangement with a security protection company, rather than by employing security personnel as staff members—Status of United Nations security personnel 478
  42. Status of the United Nations Guards and international staff in a Member State—Application of the relevant provisions of the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 479
  43. Status of United Nations officials and experts on mission for the United Nations in a Member State—Question whether all United Nations officials, irrespective of their levels, are subject to inspection and seizure of their luggage—Relevant provisions of the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and the 1979 Headquarters Agreement of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia 480
  44. Request for waiver of immunity in connection with a motor vehicle accident of a United Nations volunteer performing services on behalf of the United Nations Development Programme— Question whether the volunteer was acting in an official capacity when the accident occurred—Legal status of the volunteer under the UNDP Standard Basic Assistance Agreement and the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations 481
  45. Consequences on liability to pay United States income tax of a delayed submission of a waiver of privileges and immunities by a staff member—Immigration and the tax status of the staff member in question—Question of the reimbursement by the United Nations of taxes imposed by the United States Internal Revenue Service 483
  46. Legal status of experts employed by specialized agencies—Question whether salaries and emoluments of experts on mission should be accorded exemption from national taxation in pursuance of the 1947 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies—Scope of the privileges and immunities enjoyed by UNIDO experts and UNDP volunteers 485
  47. Question whether a staff member with dual nationality is entitled, pursuant to regulation 3.3 (f) of the Staff Regulations, to reimbursement for any national income taxes he may be obliged to pay in respect of his United Nations emoluments—Principle of equality of treatment among staff members—Position taken by the United Nations Administrative Tribunal in this respect 487
  48. Imposition of succession or inheritance duties on one half of the movable assets of a staff member, held jointly by him and by his deceased spouse—Interpretation of the relevant provisions of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1926 modus vivendi 488
  49. Question whether the designation of the Foreign Minister of a Member State as Permanent Representative of that State to the United Nations is consistent with existing rules and norms of codified diplomatic law—Practice of the United Nations 490
  50. Legal action to evict the Permanent Mission of a Member State to the United Nations from its premises as a result of the mission's indebtedness—Duty of the host country to respect the inviolability of missions accredited to the United Nations under the 1946 Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and the 1947 Agreement regarding the Headquarters of the United Nation 491
  51. Legal status of non-diplomatic staff of missions accredited to the United Nations Office at Geneva—Questions of the privileges, immunities and facilities enjoyed under the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations by administrative and technical staff, service staff and private servants of members of missions—Legal status, rights and duties of household employees of United Nations officials, recruited under the so-called "special regime" 492

Part Three. Judicial decisions on questions relating to the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations

Chapter VII. Decisions and Advisory Opinions of International Tribunals View PDF file
Chapter VIII. Decisions of National Tribunals View PDF file
  Italy  
    Supreme Court of Cassation (Full Civil Chamber)
International Centre for Advanced Technical and Vocational Training (International Labour Organization) v. Tirone Rosangela et al, Judgement No. 11781 of 29 October 1992
 
      Immunity from measures of execution—Request to the Supreme Court to recognize the Applicant's immunity from legal process and declare invalid, for lack of jurisdiction, an attachment order issued by a lower court—Effect on a subsequent treaty of a reference to Italy's earlier reservations to the Convention on Privileges and Immunities—Question whether a subsidiary body was covered by the ILO's legal personality 506

Part Four. Bibliography

Bibliography View PDF file
Legal bibliography of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations  
A. International organizations and international law in general  
  1. General 512
  2. Particular questions 514
B. United Nations  
  1. General 516
  2. Particular organs 517
      General Assembly 517
      International Court of Justice 517
      Secretariat 519
      Security Council 519
      United Nations Forces 520
  3. Particular questions or activities 521
      Collective security 521
      Commercial arbitration 521
      Consular relations 523
      Diplomatic relations 523
      Disarmament 523
      Domestic jurisdiction 524
      Environmental questions 524
      Human rights 530
      International administrative law 535
      International criminal law 535
      International economic law 536
      International terrorism 537
      International trade law 537
      International waterways 539
      Intervention 539
      Law of the sea 540
      Law of treaties 542
      Law of war 543
      Maintenance of peace 548
      Membership and representation 548
      Namibia 549
      Narcotic drugs 549
      Natural resources 550
      Non-governmental organizations 551
      Non-Self-Governing Territories 551
      Outer space 551
      Peaceful settlement of disputes 553
      Political and security questions 554
      Progressive development and codification of international law (in general) 555
      Refugees 555
      Right of asylum 556
      Rule of law 556
      Self-defence 557
      Self-determination 557
      State responsibility 559
      State sovereignty 560
      State succession 561
      Trade and development 561
      Trusteeship 562
      Use of force 562
C. Intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations 562
    Food and Agriculture Organization 562
    General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 563
    International Atomic Energy Agency 564
    International Civil Aviation Organization 565
    International Labour Organization 565
    International Maritime Organization 565
    International Monetary Fund 565
    International Telecommunication Union 566
    United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 566
    World Bank 567
      International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 567
    World Intellectual Property Organization 567