494. Law of international organisations.

17.     International Organisations

(1)     International Organisations: in General

494.     Law of international organisations.

This part of this title is concerned with international intergovernmental organisations, almost always established by treaty, whose membership consists of states and sometimes other entities. It does not deal with international non-governmental organisations ('NGOs').

The powers and functions of each international organisation are set out in its constituent instrument, and are specific to each organisation1. While each international organisation is unique, with its own constituent instrument and other rules (sometimes referred to as the 'internal law' of the organisation), there are certain