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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
Chapter II. Treaties concerning the legal status of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
A. Treaties concerning the legal status of the United Nations  
  1. Status of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations. Approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 13 February 1946 5
  2. Agreements relating to missions, offices and meetings  
    (a) Agreement between the United Nations Organization and the Government of the United States of America concerning the establishment of security for the United Nations presence in Iraq. New York, 31 December 2008 5
    (b) Exchange of Letters constituting an Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Uganda on the status of the proposed African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) liaison office in Entebbe. Kampala, 23 January 2009 11
    (c) Agreement between the United Nations and the Kingdom of Spain regarding the use by the United Nations of premises in the Kingdom of Spain for the support of United Nations peacekeeping and related operations. Madrid, 28 January 2009 14
    (d) Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Qatar regarding the arrangement for the Third Session of the Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption. Vienna, 16 April 2009 27
    (e) Fourth Supplemental Agreement between the United Nations and the United States of America regarding the Headquarters of the United Nations. New York, 18 June 2009 34
    (f) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of Egypt regarding the hosting of the Workshop on the Implementation of Security Council Resolution 1540 (2004) for Africa, to be held in Cairo, from 7 to 10 December 2009. New York, 18 September 2009 and 7 October 2009 36
    (g) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Republic of Indonesia regarding the United Nations Regional Training of Trainers Course, to be held in Jakarta, from 19 to 30 October 2009. New York, 16 October 2009 and 26 October 2009 40
    (h) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Netherlands concerning the International Seminar on Early Warning and Business Cycle Indicators, to be held in Scheveningen, from 14 to 16 December 2009. New York, 12 November 2009 and 23 November 2009 44
B. Treaties concerning the legal status of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. Status of the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the Specialized Agencies. Approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 21 November 1947 48
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  
    (a) Agreements regarding the establishment of Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Representations and Regional Offices. . . . . . . . 48
    (b) Agreements based on the standard Memorandum of Responsibilities in respect of FAO sessions 48
  3. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 49
  4. World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund  
      Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Turkey and the World Bank Group (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Finance Corporation, International Development Association, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency) and the International Monetary Fund for the 2009 Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. Singapore, 20 September 2006 49
  5. United Nations Industrial Development Organization  
    (a) Memorandum of cooperation between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Eurasian Economic Community (EurAsEC). 19 January 2009 55
    (b) Memorandum of understanding between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Latin American Energy Organization (OLADE). 16 and 25 February 2009 56
    (c) Implementation agreement between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Government of Sudan, represented by its Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources for the project entitled “Development of a Sustainable Integrated National Programme for Sound Management of Chemicals”. 24 March 2009 56
    (d) Memorandum of understanding between the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) regarding the Operational Aspects of the United Nations China appeal for Wenchuan earthquake early recovery support – environment sector (parts I and II) in China. . . . . . . . . . . . 57
    (e) Memorandum of understanding between the Government of Spain and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, regarding the implementation of certain projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. 25 March and 20 April 2009 58
    (f) Memorandum of understanding between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on collaborative arrangements in the Enhanced Integrated Framework programme. 24 June 2009 58
    (g) Letter of agreement between the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization regarding the implementation of the project entitled “Promoting Private Sector Development through Strengthening of Lao Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Business Associations”. 23 and 30 July 2009 59
    (h) Contribution agreement respecting the implementation of the project “Terminal Phase-Out of Methyl Bromide in Mexico, Structures Component, Phase I”, between Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization. 17 and 24 August 2009 59
    (i) Agreement between the Government of the Italian Republic and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization regarding the implementation of a project in Lebanon entitled “Development and Enterprise Investment Promotion (EDP) Program”. 30 June and 17 September 2009 60
    (j) Trust fund agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council on behalf of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran regarding the implementation of a project in Iran entitled “Support to the Establishment and Development of an International Centre on Nanotechnology (ICN)”. 25 September 2009 61
    (k) Contribution agreement between the European Community and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization on trade-related technical assistance, signed on 6 November 2009 61
    (l) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization on the utilization of the Finnish contribution to UNIDO in the year 2009. 27 October and 16 November 2009 62
    (m) Agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria regarding the arrangements for the organization of the highlevel conference on the development of agribusiness and agro-industries in Africa, signed on 20 November 2009 62
    (n) Grant agreement between the International Fund for Agricultural Development and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) regarding the implementation of a project entitled “Pro Poor Value Chain Development Tool for Practitioners”. 26 and 29 October 2009 64
    (o) Standard letter of agreement between the Government of Botswana and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization under national execution regarding the implementation of a project in Botswana entitled “Review of the Industrial Development Policy”. 6 November and 11 December 2009 64
  6. Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons  
      Agreement between the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the Republic of Serbia on the Privileges and Immunities of the OPCW 65
  7. International Criminal Court  
      Headquarters Agreement between the International Criminal Court and the Host State 73

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. Membership of the United Nations 105
  2. Peace and security  
    (a) Peacekeeping missions and operations 105
    (b) Political and peacebuilding missions 109
    (c) Other bodies 114
    (d) Missions of the Security Council 116
    (e) Other peacekeeping matters 118
    (f) Action of Member States authorized by the Security Council 119
    (g) Sanctions imposed under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations 120
    (h) Terrorism 123
    (i) Humanitarian law and human rights in the context of peace and security 125
    (j) Piracy 127
  3. Disarmament and related matters  
    (a) Disarmament machinery 128
    (b) Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferations issues 129
    (c) Biological and chemical weapons issues 132
    (d) Conventional weapons issues 134
    (e) Regional disarmament activities of the United Nations 136
    (f) Other issues 139
  4. Legal aspects of peaceful uses of outer space  
    (a) The Legal Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space 141
    (b) General Assembly 143
  5. Human Rights  
    (a) Sessions of the United Nations human rights bodies and treaty bodies 148
    (b) Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination 151
    (c) Right to development and poverty reduction 152
    (d) Right of peoples to self-determination 154
    (e) Economic, social and cultural rights 154
    (f) Civil and political rights 158
    (g) Rights of the child 163
    (h) Migrants 165
    (i) Internally displaced persons 167
    (j) Minorities 168
    (k) Indigenous issues 168
    (l) Terrorism and human rights 169
    (m) Promotion and protection of human rights 170
    (n) Persons with disabilities 172
    (o) Contemporary forms of slavery 174
    (p) Miscellaneous 175
  6. Women  
    (a) Commission on the Status of Women 178
    (b) General Assembly 179
  7. Humanitarian matters  
    (a) Economic and Social Council 180
    (b) General Assembly 181
  8. Environment  
    (a) United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 182
    (b) Economic and Social Council 182
    (c) General Assembly 183
  9. Law of the Sea  
    (a) Reports of the Secretary-General 186
    (b) Consideration by the General Assembly 192
  10. Crime prevention and criminal justice  
    (a) Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption 194
    (b) Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 194
    (c) Economic and Social Council 195
    (d) General Assembly 196
  11. International drug control  
    (a) Commission on Narcotic Drugs 197
    (b) Economic and Social Council 199
    (c) General Assembly 199
  12. Refugees and displaced persons  
    (a) Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 200
    (b) United Nations Economic and Social Council 202
    (c) General Assembly 202
  13. International Court of Justice  
    (a) Organization of the Court 203
    (b) Jurisdiction of the Court 203
    (c) General Assembly 204
  14. International Law Commission  
    (a) Membership of the Commission 204
    (b) Sixty-first session of the International Law Commission 205
    (c) Sixth Committee 207
    (d) General Assembly 208
  15. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law  
    (a) Forty-second session of the Commission 208
    (b) General Assembly 212
  16. Legal questions dealt with by the Sixth Committee and other related subsidiary bodies of the General Assembly  
    (a) Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission 212
    (b) United Nations programme of assistance in the teaching, study, dissemination and wider appreciation of international law 215
    (c) Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization 216
    (d) The rule of law at the national and international levels 219
    (e) The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction 221
    (f) Measures to eliminate international terrorism 223
    (g) Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly 225
    (h) Administration of justice at the United Nations 225
    (i) Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country 228
    (j) Observer status in the General Assembly 229
  17. Ad hoc international criminal tribunals  
    (a) Organization of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) 231
    (b) General Assembly 233
    (c) Amendments to the Statutes of ICTY and ICTR 234
    (d) Amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the ICTY and ICTR 234
B. General review of the legal activities of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. Universal Postal Union  
      General review of the legal activities of the Universal Postal Union 235
  2. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations  
    (a) Constitutional and general legal matters 236
    (b) Legislative matters 237
  3. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  
    (a) Membership or the Organization 239
    (b) Internal regulations 239
  4. International Maritime Organization  
    (a) Membership of the Organization 242
    (b) Review of the legal activities undertaken by the IMO 242
    (c) Amendments to treaties 248
  5. World Health Organization  
    (a) Constitutional developments 249
    (b) Other normative developments and activities 250
  6. International Atomic Energy Agency  
    (a) Membership 253
    (b) Privileges and immunities 253
    (c) Legal instruments 253
    (d) IAEA legislative assistance activities 256
    (e) Convention on nuclear safety 257
    (f) Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management 258
    (g) Code of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources 258
    (h) Safeguards agreement 259
  7. United Nations Industrial Development Organization  
    (a) Agreements and other arrangements concluded in 2009 with States 260
    (b) Agreements and other arrangements concluded in 2009 with the United Nations, its programmes and offices, and the specialized agencies 266
    (c) Other intergovernmental organizations 268
    (d) Other entities 269
  8. World Intellectual Property Organization  
    (a) Introduction 272
    (b) Cooperation with Member States for Development Activities 272
    (c) Norm-setting activities 273
    (d) International registration activities. 274
    (e) Intellectual Property and Global Issues. . . . . . 276
  9. World Trade Organization  
    (a) Membership 278
    (b) Dispute settlement 279
    (c) Waivers under article XI of the WTO Agreement 280
  10. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons  
    (a) Membership 281
    (b) Legal Status, Privileges and Immunities and International Agreements 281
    (c) OPCW Legislative Assistance Activities 282
Chapter IV. Treaties concerning international law concluded under the auspices of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
A. Treaties concerning international law concluded under the auspices of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations 285
B. Treaties concerning international law concluded under the auspices of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. International Civil Aviation Organization  
    (a) Convention on Compensation for Damage to Third Parties, Resulting from Acts of Unlawful Interference Involving Aircraft. Montréal, 2 May 2009 285
    (b) Convention on Compensation for Damage Caused by Aircraft to Third Parties. Montréal, 2 May 2009 305
  2. Food and Agriculture Organization  
      Agreement on Port State Measures to Prevent, Deter, and Eliminate Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing. Rome, 22 November 2009 314
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. Judgment No. 1476 (25 November 2009): Acevedo et al. v. The Secretary-General of the United Nations 332
  2. Judgement No. 1490 (25 November 2009): Toh v. The Secretary-General of the United Nations 333
  3. Judgement No. 1495 (25 November 2009): Annan v. United Nations Joint Staff Pension Board 335
B. United Nations Dispute Tribunal  
  1. Judgment No. 003 (22 July 2009): Hepworth v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 338
  2. Judgment No. 2009/022 (23 September 2009): Kasyanov v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 340
  3. Judgment No. 2009/027 (30 September 2009): Sina v. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Judgment on application for a summary judgment 343
  4. Judgment No. 2009/030 (7 October 2009): Hastings v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 344
  5. Judgment No. 2009/034 (13 October 2009): Shashaa v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 346
  6. Judgment No. 2009/036 (16 October 2009): Morsy v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 349
  7. Judgment No. 2009/054 (26 October 2009): Nwuke v. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Judgment on receivability 351
  8. Judgment No. 2009/075 (13 November 2009): Castelli v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 353
  9. Judgment No. 2009/091 (17 December 2009): Coulibaly v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 355
  10. Judgment No. 2009/097 (31 December 2009): Lewis v. Secretary-General of the United Nations, Order on suspension of action 358
C. Decisions of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal 359
D. Decisions of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization  
  1. Judgment No. 2778 (4 February 2009): G.J. B., G. D., M. G. and S. M.A. v. European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) 360
  2. Judgment No. 2791 (4 February 2009): E.H. v. European Patent Organization 362
  3. Judgment No. 2797 (4 February 2009):J. B. v. International Labour Organization (ILO) 364
  4. Judgment No. 2805 (4 February 2009): A.H. K. v. European Patent Organization (EPO) 365
  5. Judgment No. 2809 (4 February 2009): N.S. v. European Organization for Nuclear Research 367
  6. Judgment No. 2840 (8 July 2009): K. J. L. v. World Health Organization 369
  7. Judgment No. 2846 (8 July 2009): G. L. N. N. v. European Patent Organization 370
  8. Judgment No. 2854 (8 July 2009): R. B. B. v. International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) 371
  9. Judgment No. 2856 (8 July 2009): J. L. v. International Labour Organization 373
  10. Judgment No. 2857 (8 July 2009): L. R. M v. European Patent Organization 375
E. Decisions of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal  
  1. Decision No. 391 (25 March 2009): Anu Oinas v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 377
  2. Decision No. 397 (1 July 2009): AG v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 379
  3. Decision No. 399 (1 July 2009): Bonaventure Mbida-Essama v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 381
  4. Decision No. 403 (7 October 2009): Shohreh Homayoun v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 382
  5. Decision No. 424 (9 December 2009): Farah Aleem & Irfan Aleem v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 384
F. Decisions of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Monetary Fund  
  1. Judgement No. 2009–1 (17 March 2009) Mr. S. Ding, Applicant v. International Monetary Fund (IMF), Respondent 386
Chapter VI. Selected legal opinions of the secretariats of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
A. Legal opinions of the Secretariat of the United Nations  
  1. Privileges and immunities [see also: additional legal opinions]  
    (a) Note to the Assistant Secretary-General for Central Support Services, regarding request for a conference call with the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 389
    (b) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Legal Support Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), regarding privileges and immunities issues related to “Delivery as One” and United Nations Volunteers 391
  2. Procedural and institutional issues  
    (a) Note to the Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services regarding oversight authority over the United Nations Staff Union 394
    (b) Note regarding the borrowing authority of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 395
    (c) Note to the Under-Secretary-General, Department of General Assembly Affairs and Conference Management concerning the request by [State] for a supplementary item to be included in the agenda of the sixty-fourth session of the General Assembly 396
    (d) Interoffice memorandum to the Assistant Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction concerning a draft agreement with the Government of [State] 397
    (e) Interoffice memorandum to the Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Offices and the Director of the Ethics Office regarding investigations conducted pursuant to the Secretary-General’s Bulletin “Protection against retaliation for reporting misconduct and for cooperating with duly authorized audits investigations” (ST/SGB/2005/21) 399
    (f) Interoffice memorandum to the Under-Secretary General, Department of Field Support (DFS), with regard to a dispute between the United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUC) and the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) regarding service charges and indemnities 402
    (g) Note to the Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Strategic Planning regarding the United Nations University accreditation process 403
    (h) Note to the Under Secretary-General and Chef de Cabinet, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, concerning General Assembly resolution 63/301 on Honduras 407
    (i) Interoffice memorandum to the Assistant Secretary-General, Department of Field Support, regarding the legal status of military drivers provided by the Governments of India and Pakistan 411
  3. Procurement  
    (a) Interoffice memorandum to the Chief, Procurement Operations Service, Procurement Division, concerning a request for reimbursement of value added tax (VAT) charges from the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) 411
    (b) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Procurement Division, and the Officer-in-Charge, Logistics and Support Division, regarding a contract for the supply of aviation and ground fuel and the provision of distribution and support services for the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad 414
    (c) Interoffice memorandum to the Chairman of the Headquarters Committee on Contracts regarding accountability of the Committee with respect to procurement actions 416
    (d) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Procurement Division, Office of Central Support Services, regarding the participation of a vendor in the competitive solicitation for the build phase of the United Nations Enterprise Resource Planning Project 421
    (e) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Procurement Division, regarding the use of the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) Standard Agreement for Construction Contracts in the solicitation of bids from construction contractors 424
    (f) Interoffice memorandum to the Officer-in-Charge, Procurement Operations Service, Procurement Division, regarding the termination of a food rations contract 426
  4. Liability and responsibility of the United Nations  
    (a) Interoffice memorandum to the Controller, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Programme Planning, Budgets and Accounts, regarding ex gratia payment to an injured civilian Haitian 428
    (b) Note to the Controller, Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts, regarding requests for reimbursement for infrastructure installed by the European Union in Chad 430
    (c) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Medical Services Division, concerning emergency response services provided to areas outside the Secretariat building 434
    (d) Note to the Controller, Assistant Secretary-General, Office of Programme Planning, Budgets and Accounts, regarding a claim for damage to property situated in Monserrado County, Liberia 438
    (e) Interoffice memorandum to the Chief of NGO Relations, Department of Public Information (DPI), regarding a draft letter of agreement between the United Nations and the NGO/DPI Executive Committee concerning transfer of funds for the organization of the 62nd Annual DPI/NGO Conference 441
    (f) Interoffice memorandum to the Controller, Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts, concerning a claim for compensation for damages to a vehicle owned by the Permanent Mission of [State] to the United Nations 442
    (g) Interoffice memorandum to the Officer-in-Charge, Procurement Operations Service, Procurement Division, regarding a dispute arising from an en-route deviation during the sea shipment of contingent-owned equipment from Liberia to Pakistan 444
    (h) Note to the Controller, Assistant Secretary-General for Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts, regarding a third-party claim for accommodation by United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire 447
  5. Other issues relating to peacekeeping operations  
    (a) Interoffice memorandum to the Office of Military Affairs, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, regarding a request to award the United Nations Medal to national support element personnel under the [State] contingent in the United Nations Mission in Sudan 449
  6. Treaty law  
    (a) Interoffice memorandum to the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification Secretariat regarding questions posed by the Joint Inspection Unit 450
  7. Personnel questions  
    (a) Interoffice memorandum to the Legal Adviser of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) concerning membership in the Human Rights Committee 453
    (b) Interoffice memorandum to the Acting Chief, Policy Support Unit, Human Resources Policy Service, regarding a request for an exception to section 3 of the General Conditions of Contracts for the Services of Consultants or Individual Contractors 457
    (c) Interoffice memorandum to the Officer-in-Charge, Accounts Division, Office of Programme Planning, Budget and Accounts, regarding payments of proceeds under the Malicious Acts Insurance Policy pursuant to Administrative Tribunal Judgment No. 1388 458
    (d) Letter to the Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon concerning a proposal to establish a United Nations Service Medal 460
    (e) Interoffice memorandum to the Secretary of the Advisory Board of Compensation Claims regarding a claim for compensation under Appendix D of the Staff Rules 460
  8. Miscellaneous  
    (a) Proposed use of the name of United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOPS) by two non-UN non-profit organizations that are providing pro bono legal and policy advisory services to certain governments under a UNOPS project for UNDP 462
    (b) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Mine Action Service, Department of Peacekeeping Operations, regarding a United Kingdom Department for International Development open mine action competition 464
    (c) Note to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict concerning criteria for listing and de-listing parties in the Annexes of the Secretary-General’s report on children and armed conflict 468
    (d) Interoffice memorandum to the Director of the Codification Division, Office of Legal Affairs, concerning the International Association of Law Libraries award to the Audiovisual Library of International Law 470
B. Legal opinions of the secretariats of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
    United Nations Industrial Development Organization  
    (a) Interoffice memorandum regarding the appointment of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Officerin-Charge in [State 1] 471
    (b) Interoffice memorandum regarding the format of the credentials of the Permanent Representative of [State] 472
    (c) Interoffice memorandum regarding representation to UNIDO of [organization] 472
    (d) Note verbale of the United Nations on behalf of Vienna-based International Organizations regarding a decision by the [State 1] authorities to reduce Permanent Mission of [State 2]’s right to sell its official vehicles and those of its staff 474

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
A. International Court of Justice 479
  1. Judgments 479
  2. Advisory Opinions 479
  3. Pending cases as at 31 December 2009 479
B. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea 480
  1. Judgments 480
  2. Pending cases as at 31 December 2009 481
C. International Criminal Court 481
  1. Situations under investigation in 2009  
    (a) Situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo (ICC-01/04) 481
    (b) Situation in the Central African Republic (ICC-01/05) 481
    (c) Situation in Uganda 481
    (d) The situation in Darfur, Sudan 482
    (e) The situation in Kenya 482
  2. Judgements 482
D. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 482
  1. Judgments delivered by the Appeals Chamber 482
  2. Judgments delivered by the Trial Chambers 483
E. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 483
  1. Judgments delivered by the Appeals Chamber 483
  2. Judgments delivered by the Trial Chambers 484
F. Special Court for Sierra Leone 484
  1. Judgements delivered by the Appeals Chamber 484
  2. Judgements delivered by the Trial Chambers 484
G. Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia 485
H. Special Tribunal for Lebanon 485
Chapter VIII. Decisions of national tribunals View PDF file
  Kenya  
  1. High Court of Kenya at Nairobi  
    Tanad Transporters Ltd., Applicant, v. United Nations Children’s Fund, Respondent, Ruling of 1 July 2009 487

Part Four. Bibliography

Bibliography View PDF file
A. International organizations in general  
  1. General 493
  2. Particular questions 493
B. United Nations  
  1. General 494
  2. Prinicipal organs and subsidiary bodies 494
C. Intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations 499
  2. International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 499
  3. International Civil Aviation Organization 499
  4. International Labour Organization 499
  5. International Maritime Organization 500
  6. International Monetary Fund 500
  7. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 500
  8. World Bank Group 500
  9. World Health Organization 501
  10. World Intellectual Property Organization 501
  11. World Trade Organization 501
D. Other Legal Issues  
  1. Aviation Law 506
  2. Commercial arbitration 506
  3. Consular Relations 506
  4. Definition of aggression 507
  5. Diplomatic relations 508
  6. Disarmament 508
  7. Environmental questions 508
  8. Friendly relations and cooperation among States 510
  9. Human rights 510
  10. International administrative law 516
  11. International commercial law 516
  12. International criminal law 518
  13. International economic law 520
  14. International terrorism 520
  15. International trade law 521
  16. International tribunals 522
  17. International waterways 531
  18. Intervention and humanitarian intervention 531
  19. Jurisdiction 532
  20. Law of armed conflict 532
  21. Law of the sea 533
  22. Law of treaties 536
  23. Membership and representation 537
  24. Natural resources 537
  25. Non-governmental organizations 538
  26. Non-self-governing territories 538
  27. Peaceful settlement of disputes 538
  28. Peacekeeping and related activities 539
  29. Political and security questions 541
  30. Progressive development and codification of international law (in general) 541
  31. Recognition of States 542
  32. Refugees and internally displaced persons 542
  33. Rule of law 542
  34. Self-defence 543
  35. Self-determination 543
  36. State responsibility 543
  37. State sovereignty 545
  38. State succession 545
  39. Transitional justice 545
  40. Use of force 546