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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 Republic of Austria and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation and the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency regarding the establishment of liaison offices in Vienna. Washington, 21 July 2010 5
    (b) Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations regarding the establishment of the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development. Cancún, 8 August 2010. 15
    (c) Framework Agreement between the United Nations and the Republic of Turkey on arrangements regarding privileges and immunities and certain other matters concerning United Nations conferences and meetings held in Turkey. New York, 23 February 2011 23
    (d) The Memorandum of Understanding between the African Union and the United Nations and the Government of the State of Qatar regarding arrangements in connection with the peace talks in Doha (Qatar). Doha, 3 March 2011 27
    (e) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and Bolivia concerning the Sub-regional Seminar titled “Implementing Andean Community Decision 552” to be held in La Paz, Bolivia, 11–12 April 2011. New York, 8 April 2011 31
    (f) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and Mongolia concerning the Expert Group Meeting “Cooperatives in Development: Beyond 2012” to be held in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, from 3 to 6 May 2011. New York, 25 and 26 April 2011 34
    (g) The Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan relating to the establishment of the Subregional Office for North and Central Asia of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific. Astana, 4 May 2011 38
    (h) Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and the Government of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka concerning contributions to the United Nations Stand-By Arrangements System. New York, 20 May 2011 42
    (i) Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and the Argentine Republic and the Republic of Chile concerning contributions to the United Nations Stand-By Arrangement System. Buenos Aires, 14 June 2011 43
    (j) Exchange of letters constituting an agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia concerning the regional course in international law, to be held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. New York, 2 June 2011 and 14 July 2011 47
    (k) The Status of Forces Agreement between the United Nations and the Government of the Republic of South Sudan concerning the United Nations Missions in South Sudan (“SOFA”). Juba, 8 August 2011 50
    (l) The Government of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Contribution Agreement to launch the United Nations Center for Counter-Terrorism (UNCCT). New York, 19 September 2011 65
    (m) Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Serbia and the United Nations concerning contributions to the United Nations Stand-By Arrangement System. New York, 22 November 2011 69
    (n) Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Iraq and the United Nations. Baghdad, 25 December 2011 70
  3. United Nations Development Programme  
    (a) Agreement between the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Nations Development Programme for the establishment of the UNDP Regional Centre for Arab States in Cairo, Egypt. New York, 29 July 2010 74
    (b) Agreement between the Government of Malaysia and the United Nations Development Programme concerning the establishment of the UNDP Global Share Service Centre. Kuala Lumpur, 24 October 2011 84
  4. United Nations Population Fund  
    (a) Agreement between the United Nations Population Fund and the Government of the Republic of Turkey for the Establishment of the UNFPA Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Office in Istanbul, Turkey. New York, 1 July 2010 90
    (b) Agreement between the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the United Nations Population Fund for the establishment of UNFPA Arab States regional office in Cairo, Egypt. New York, 29 July 2010 101
  5. Memoranda of Understanding between the United Nations and the International Criminal Court  
    (a) Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations and the International Criminal Court concerning Cooperation between the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services and the International Criminal Court. New York, 25 February and 18 March 2011 111
    (b) Memorandum of Understanding Between the United Nations and the International Criminal Court Concerning the Provision by the United Nations Office at Nairobi of Support Services and Facilities to the Registry of the Court in Connection with its Activities in the Republic of Kenya. Nairobi, 9 June 2011 and The Hague, 13 June 2011 120
B. Treaties 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 133
  2. International Labour Organization 133
  3. Food and Agriculture Organization  
    (a) Agreements regarding the establishment of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Representations 134
    (b) Agreements based on the standard Memorandum of Responsibilities in respect of FAO sessions 134
  4. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 134
  5. International Fund for Agricultural Development  
      Headquarters agreement between the Republic of Malawi and the International Fund for Agricultural Development on the establishment of IFAD’s country office 135
  6. United Nations Industrial Development Organization  
    (a) Framework agreement between the Swiss Confederation, acting through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs of Switzerland (SECO) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) on the implementation of interagency trade-related assistance in selected Least Developed Countries (LDCs), signed on 9 May 2011 142
    (b) Grant agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the International Fund for Agricultural Development, dated 3 February, regarding the implementation of a project entitled “Youth as catalysts for small scale agri-business development and growth in Western and Central Africa”, signed on 7 February and 31 May 2011 142
    (c) Exchange of letters between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Republic of South Sudan regarding the continuation of the UNIDO operations in the Republic of South Sudan, signed on 9 July 2011 142
    (d) Inter-agency agreement between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations regarding the implementation of a project in the Republic of South Sudan entitled “Sustainable food security through community-based livelihood development and water harvesting”, signed on 5 and 22 July 2011 142
    (e) Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the United Nations System**on the framework for cooperation with and support for the Indonesian national reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD) + programme in the Republic of Indonesia, signed on 20 September 2011 143
    (f) Memorandum of Understanding between the United Nations Industrial Development Organization and the Foreign Economic Cooperation Office, Ministry of Environmental Protection of the People’s Republic of China (FECO), signed on 2 September and 8 October 2011 143

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 147
  2. Peace and security 147
    (a) Peacekeeping missions and operations 147
    (b) Political and peacebuilding missions 159
    (c) Other bodies 165
    (d) Missions of the Security Council 168
    (e) Action of Member States authorized by the Security Council 168
    (f) Sanctions imposed under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations 171
    (g) Terrorism 180
    (h) Humanitarian law and human rights in the context of peace and security 182
    (i) HIV and AIDS 184
  3. Disarmament and related matters  
    (a) Disarmament machinery 184
    (b) Nuclear disarmament and non-proliferations issues 187
    (c) Biological and chemical weapons issues 189
    (d) Conventional weapons issues 190
    (e) Regional disarmament activities of the United Nations 193
    (f) Other issues 196
  4. Legal aspects of peaceful uses of outer space 198
  5. Human Rights  
    (a) Sessions of the United Nations human rights bodies and treaty bodies 201
    (b) Racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination 206
    (c) Right to development and poverty reduction 209
    (d) Right of peoples to self-determination 212
    (e) Economic, social and cultural rights 214
    (f) Civil and political rights 222
    (g) Rights of the child 230
    (h) Migrants 232
    (i) Internally displaced persons 234
    (j) Minorities 235
    (k) Indigenous issues 236
    (l) Terrorism and human rights 237
    (m) Promotion and protection of human rights 239
    (n) Persons with disabilities 242
    (o) Contemporary forms of slavery 243
    (p) Miscellaneous 244
  6. Women  
    (a) Commission on the Status of Women 246
    (b) Economic and Social Council 247
    (c) General Assembly 248
    (d) UN-Women 250
    (e) Security Council 251
  7. Humanitarian matters  
    (a) Economic and Social Council 251
    (b) General Assembly 252
  8. Environment  
    (a) United Nations Climate Change Conference in Durban 254
    (b) Economic and Social Council 255
    (c) General Assembly 256
  9. Law of the Sea  
    (a) Reports of the Secretary-General 257
    (b) Meeting of States Parties to the Convention 260
    (c) Consideration by the General Assembly 261
  10. Crime prevention and criminal justice  
    (a) Conference of the States Parties to the United Nations Convention against Corruption 263
    (b) Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice 263
    (c) Economic and Social Council 266
    (d) General Assembly 266
  11. International drug control  
    (a) Commission on Narcotic Drugs 268
    (b) Economic and Social Council 270
    (c) General Assembly 270
  12. Refugees and displaced persons  
    (a) Executive Committee of the Programme of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees 272
    (b) United Nations Economic and Social Council 272
    (c) General Assembly 272
  13. International Court of Justice  
    (a) Organization of the Court 275
    (b) Jurisdiction of the Court 276
    (c) General Assembly 276
  14. International Law Commission  
    (a) Membership of the Commission 277
    (b) Sixty-third session of the International Law Commission 277
    (c) Sixth Committee 281
    (d) General Assembly 282
  15. United Nations Commission on International Trade Law  
    (a) Forty-fourth session of the Commission 283
    (b) General Assembly 285
  16. Legal questions dealt with by the Sixth Committee and other related subsidiary bodies of the General Assembly 285
    (a) Nationality of natural persons in relation to the succession of States 286
    (b) Criminal accountability of United Nations officials and experts on mission 288
    (c) United Nations Programme of Assistance in the Teaching, Study, Dissemination and Wider Appreciation of International Law 291
    (d) Report of the Special Committee on the Charter of the United Nations and on the Strengthening of the Role of the Organization 293
    (e) The rule of law at the national and international levels 297
    (f) The scope and application of the principle of universal jurisdiction 299
    (g) The law of transboundary aquifers 303
    (h) Measures to eliminate international terrorism 305
    (i) Revitalization of the work of the General Assembly 311
    (j) Administration of justice at the United Nations 312
    (k) Report of the Committee on Relations with the Host Country 315
  17. Ad hoc international criminal tribunals  
    (a) Organization of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 317
    (b) General Assembly 319
    (c) Security Council 320
    (d) Amendments to the Statutes of International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 321
    (e) Amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Evidence of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 322
B. General review of the legal activities of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. International Labour Organization  
    (a) Recommendation and resolutions adopted by the International Labour Conference during its ninety-ninth session (Geneva, June 2010) 322
    (b) Guidance documents submitted to the Governing Body of the International Labour Office 326
    (c) Legislative advisory services 327
    (d) Committee on Freedom of Association 327
  2. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations  
    (a) Membership of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) 327
    (b) Constitutional and general legal matters 328
    (c) Legislative matters 328
  3. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization  
    (a) Constitutional and procedural questions 330
    (b) International regulations 330
    (c) Human rights 331
    (d) Copyright activities 331
  4. International Civil Aviation Organization  
    (a) Membership 332
    (b) Depositary actions in relation to multilateral air law instruments 332
    (c) Other legal activities 332
  5. International Maritime Organization  
    (a) Membership of the Organization 334
    (b) Work undertaken by the Legal Committee of the IMO 334
    (c) Amendments to treaties 340
  6. Universal Postal Union 343
  7. World Intellectual Property Organization 343
    (a) Core Task I: Developing international IP laws and standards 344
    (b) Core Task II: Delivering global IP protection services 346
    (c) Core Task III: Encouraging the use of IP for economic development 348
    (d) Core Task IV: Actions promoting a better understanding of IP 348
    (e) Core Task V: Actions providing a forum for debate 350
  8. International Fund for Agricultural Development  
    (a) Membership 352
    (b) Other resolutions 353
    (c) Other legal activities 354
  9. United Nations Industrial Development Organization  
    (a) Constitutional matters 355
    (b) Agreements and other arrangements concluded in 2011 355
  10. World Trade Organization  
    (a) Membership 361
    (b) Dispute settlement 363
    (c) Waivers under article XI of the WTO Agreement 364
  11. International Atomic Energy Agency  
    (a) Member States of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) 366
    (b) Privileges and immunities 366
    (c) Treaties under IAEA auspices 366
    (d) IAEA legislative assistance activities 369
    (e) IAEA Action Plan on Nuclear Safety 370
    (f) Joint Convention on the Safety of Spent Fuel Management and on the Safety of Radioactive Waste Management 370
    (g) Non-binding instrument on the transboundary movement of scrap metal 371
    (h) Safeguards agreements 371
  12. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW)  
    (a) Membership 372
    (b) Legal Status, Privileges and Immunities and International Agreements 372
    (c) OPCW legislative assistance activities 373
  13. Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization 374
    (a) Membership 374
    (b) Legal Status, Privileges and Immunities and International Agreements 374
    (c) Legislative assistance activities 375
  14. International Monetary Fund  
    (a) Membership 376
    (b) Issues pertaining to the representation at the IMF 377
    (c) Key policy decisions of the IMF 377
  15. World Health Organization  
    (a) Constitutional developments 382
    (b) Other normative developments and activities 382
  16. World Bank  
    (a) Recent reforms to the World Bank Group’s sanctions regime 385
    (b) Other legal activities 392
  Annex. Articles on the Responsibility of International Organizations, 2011 393
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  
    Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications procedure. New York, 19 December 2011 409
B. Treaties concerning international law concluded under the auspices of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
    International Civil Aviation Organization  
      Convention on Domestic Workers. Geneva, 16 June 2011 417
Chapter V. Decisions of Administrative Tribunals of the United Nations and related intergovernmental organizations View PDF file
A. United Nations Dispute Tribunal 427
  1. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/005 (10 January 2011): Comerford-Verzuu v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 427
  2. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/012 (13 January 2011): Tolstopiatov v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 429
  3. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/032 (10 February 2011): Obdeijn v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 430
  4. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/050 (10 March 2011): Ostensson v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 432
  5. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/098 (10 June 2011): Mezoui v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 433
  6. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/115 (27 June 2011): Ibrahim v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 435
  7. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/126 (12 July 2011): Villamoran v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 436
  8. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/138 (2 August 2011): Bagula v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 439
  9. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/162 (16 September 2011): Mushema v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 440
  10. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/174 (7 October 2011): Baron v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 442
  11. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/202 (29 November 2011): Bangoura v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 444
  12. Judgment No. UNDT/2011/205 (30 November 2011): Marshall v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 445
B. Decisions of the United Nations Appeals Tribunal  
  1. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-109 (11 March 2011): Hastings v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 448
  2. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-120 (11 March 2011): Gabaldon v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 449
  3. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-121(11 March 2011): Bertucci v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 450
  4. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-130 (8 July 2011): Koda v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 451
  5. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-131(8 July 2011): Cohen v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 452
  6. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-139 (8 July 2011): Basenko v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 454
  7. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-145 (8 July 2011): Eid v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 455
  8. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-160 (3 October 2011): Villamoran v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 456
  9. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-164 (21 October 2011): Molari v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 457
  10. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-165 (21 October 2011): Cherif v. International Civil Aviation Organization 458
  11. Judgment No. 2011-UNAT-172 (21 October 2011): Vangelova v. Secretary-General of the United Nations 459
C. Decisions of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Labour Organization  
  1. Judgment No. 3003 (6 July 2011): A. T. S. G. v. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) 460
  2. Judgment No. 3046 (6 July 2011): M. V. (No. 8) v. World Meteorological Organization (WMO) 462
  3. Judgment No. 3020 (6 July 2011): F.M. v. World Trade Organization (WTO) 463
  4. Judgment No. 2959 (2 February 2011): I.K.M. v. Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) 465
  5. Judgment No. 2972 (2 February 2011): R.B. and D.B. v. European Patent Organisation (EPO) 466
  6. Judgment No. 2996 (2 February 2011): M. C.B. v. European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) 467
  7. Judgment No. 2966 (2 February 2011): Amaizo v. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) 469
  8. Judgment No. 3012 (6 July 2011): Toa Ba v. World Health Organization (WHO) 470
  9. Judgment No. 3009 (6 July 2011): Hoening (no. 3) v. Universal Postal Union (UPU) 471
D. Decisions of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal  
  1. Decision No. 448 (25 May 2011): JYK (No. 1 and No. 2) v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 473
  2. Decision No. 455 (25 May 2011): BP v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 475
  3. Decision No. 460 (11 October 2011): DMK v. International Bank for Reconstruction and Development 478
E. Decisions of the Administrative Tribunal of the International Monetary Fund  
  1. Judgment No. 2011–1 (16 March 2011): Ms. C. O’Connor (No. 2), Applicant v. International Monetary Fund (IMF), Respondent 480
  2. Judgment No. 2011–2 (14 November 2011): Ms. D. Pyne, Applicant v. International Monetary Fund (IMF), Respondent 482
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 Permanent Representative of [State] concerning the non-reimbursement of certain amounts of Value-Added Tax paid by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 487
    (b) Note to [Under-Secretary-General of the Department of Political Affairs] concerning [United Nations Mission] sharing lists of national staff with [State] 489
  2. Procedural and institutional issues  
    (a) Note to the Assistant Secretary-General of the Office of Legal Affairs, concerning a claim by International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) Defence Counsel for payment of fees for legal services rendered 491
    (b) Interoffice memorandum to the Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, concerning a request for declassification of documentation 492
    (c) Interoffice memorandum to the Under-Secretary-General, Special Adviser on Africa, High Representative, and the Secretary-General of the Fourth United Nations Conference on the Least Developed Countries concerning the Credentials of the delegation representing [State] at the Fourth United Nations Conference on Least Developed Countries 494
    (d) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Legal Support Office, Bureau of Management (BOM), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), concerning request by [Fund] to access UNDP audit and investigation work and records 496
    (e) Interoffice memorandum to the Chief, a.i., Office of Operations, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), concerning the Global Partnership for Sustainable Tourism (“GPST”) 497
    (f) Note to the Assistant Secretary-General of the Department for General Assembly and Conference Management (DGACM), concerning, a request for documents by Defence Counsel for [accused] 501
    (g) Memorandum to the Chief of Financial Resources Management Service, United Nations Office at Geneva, concerning outstanding debts of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia in respect of disarmament and other conferences administered in Geneva 501
    (h) Note concerning a request from Permanent Mission of [State] to provide research support for a book being written independently 504
    (i) Interoffice memorandum to the Chief of the Disarmament Forum, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), concerning establishment of a distinctive emblem for the UNIDIR 506
  3. Procurement  
    (a) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Logistics Support Division of the Department of Field Support, concerning the definition of force majeure included in a Letter of Assist 507
    (b) Interoffice memorandum to the Director, Procurement Division, Office of Central Support Services of the Department of Management (OCSS/DM), concerning application for an Open Individual Trade Control Export License from the [State 1] [Organization] 509
  4. International humanitarian law  
      Letter to [name] Permanent Representative of [State] to the United Nations, New York, concerning the definition of the term “armed conflict” 511
  5. Conflict resolution  
      Interoffice memorandum to the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General for Yemen, concerning the Secretary-General’s Good Offices, the [Entity] initiative and Amnesty 512
  6. Other issues  
      Letter to the Permanent Representative of [State] regarding registration affecting the Organization in the Internet’s domain name and addressing system 516
B. Legal opinions of the secretariats of intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. International Labour Organization  
    (a) Provisional Record No. 15, 100th session, Report of the Committee on Domestic Workers 519
    (b) Provisional Record No. 18, Part 1, 100th session, Report of the Committee on the Application of Standards 520
  2. International Fund for Agricultural Development  
    (a) Legal advice concerning a Head of State seeking International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD or the Fund) Funding to attend Governing Council 520
    (b) Legal advice on the possibility of making information regarding nationality and date of birth mandatory on the online job application form 521
    (c) Legal advice concerning credentials and country representation on Governing Council 523
    (d) Interoffice memorandum concerning the participation of [State] in the Replenishment Consultation 526
    (e) Interoffice memorandum to the Executive Management Committee concerning the legal dimensions of establishing a private sector funding facility 528
    (f) Legal opinion concerning the ranking of the lending terms applied to IFAD financing 530
    (g) Legal advice concerning the modalities of [State]’s reengagement with IFAD 533
    (h) Legal advice concerning the implications of the partition of the Republic of Sudan 536
    (i) Legal advice regarding reporting obligations for [State] 539
    (j) Legal advice regarding [State]’s complementary contribution to the Eighth Replenishment 541
  3. United Nations Industrial Development Organization  
    (a) Interoffice memorandum to the Unit Chief and the Deputy to the Director, Financial Management of Technical Cooperation Unit regarding the payment of the uniform social tax and national income tax on behalf of United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) national experts in [State] 543
    (b) Interoffice memorandum to the Director of [Branch Name] regarding outside activity at [non-governmental organization] 547
    (c) Interoffice memorandum to the Unit Chief and Deputy to the Director, Staff Services and Employee Relations Unit regarding legal opinion on whether there is an obligation to refund [State 1] income tax to a staff member employed as a national of [State 2] 549
    (d) Interoffice memorandum to the Unit Chief and Deputy to the Director, Staff Services and Employee Relations Unit regarding second legal opinion on the obligation to refund [State 1] income tax to a staff member employed as a national of [State 2] 552
    (e) Interoffice memorandum to the Director of [Branch Name] regarding UNIDO as Member or Observer at [association] of [international entity] 555
    (f) Internal email message to the Director, Policymaking Organs Secretariat regarding procedures to be followed to become a member of UNIDO 556

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 561
  1. Judgments 561
  2. Advisory Opinions 561
  3. Pending cases as at 31 December 2011 562
B. International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea 562
  1. Judgments 563
  2. Pending cases as at 31 December 2011 563
C. International Criminal Court 563
  1. Situations under investigation in 2011 564
    (a) The situation in Democratic Republic of the Congo 564
    (b) The situation in the Central African Republic 564
    (c) The situation in Uganda 564
    (d) The situation in Darfur, the Sudan 564
    (e) Situation in Kenya 565
    (f) The situation in Libya 565
    (g) The situation in Côte d’Ivoire 566
  2. Judgements 566
D. International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 566
  1. Judgments delivered by the Appeals Chamber 567
  2. Judgments delivered by the Trial Chambers 567
E. International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda 567
  1. Judgments delivered by the Appeals Chamber 567
  2. Judgments delivered by the Trial Chambers 568
F. Special Court for Sierra Leone 568
  1. Judgements 569
G. Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia 569
  1. Judgments 569
H. Special Tribunal for Lebanon 569
  1. Judgments 570
Chapter VIII. Decisions of national tribunals View PDF file
A. The Netherlands 571
  1. Judgment of the Court of Appeal of The Hague, LJN: BR5386 of 5 July 2011 (Mustafić et al.) 571
B. The Republic of the Philippines  
  1. Decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines: Bayan Muna, as represented by Rep Satur Ocampo, et al., Petitioners, v. Alberto G. Romulo in his capacity as Executive Secretary and Blas F. Ople, in his capacity as Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Respondents, GR No. 159618 597
  2. Decision of the Supreme Court of the Philippines: Prof. Merlin Magallona, et al., Petitioners, v. Eduardo Ermita, et. al., Respondents, GR No. 187167 599

Part Four. Bibliography

Bibliography View PDF file
A. International organizations in general  
  1. General 603
  2. Particular questions 603
  3. Responsibility of International Organizations 604
B. United Nations  
  1. General 604
  2. Prinicipal organs and subsidiary bodies 606
      Genera Assembly 606
      International Court of Justice 606
      Secretariat 612
      Security Council 612
C. Intergovernmental organizations related to the United Nations  
  1. Food and Agriculture Organization 616
  2. General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade 616
  3. International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes 617
  4. International Labour Organization 617
  5. International Monetary Fund 619
  6. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 620
  7. World Bank Group 620
  8. World Health Organization 620
  9. World Trade Organization 622
D. Other Legal Issues  
  1. Aggression 625
  2. Aviation Law 626
  3. Collective security 626
  4. Commercial arbitration 626
  5. Consular Relations 626
  6. Disarmament 627
  7. Environmental questions 627
  8. Human rights 629
  9. International commercial law 635
  10. International criminal law 636
  11. International economic law 639
  12. International terrorism 639
  13. International trade law 640
  14. International tribunals 641
  15. International waterways 648
  16. Intervention and humanitarian intervention 649
  17. Jurisdiction 652
  18. Law of armed conflict 652
  19. Law of the sea 653
  20. Law of treaties 654
  21. Membership and representation 656
  22. Most-favoured-nation clause 656
  23. Narcotic drugs 657
  24. Natural resources 657
  25. Non-governmental organizations 657
  26. Non-self-governing territories 658
  27. Outer space law 658
  28. Peaceful settlement of disputes 658
  29. Peacekeeping and related activities 659
  30. Piracy 663
  31. Political and security questions 664
  32. Progressive development and codification of international law (in general) 665
  33. Recognition of States 666
  34. Refugees and internally displaced persons 667
  35. Rule of law 667
  36. Self-defence 668
  37. Self-determination 668
  38. State immunity 669
  39. State responsibility 669
  40. State sovereignty 670
  41. State succession 670
  42. Transitional justice 670
  43. Use of force 671
Annex. Organizational Chart of the United Nations System 674