The Responsibility of International Organisations towards Other International Organisations: Law and Practice of the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union (EU) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), offers a legal framework and detailed analysis on the practice of implementation of obligations between international organisations. This is first ever a comprehensive study focussing on the empirical analysis of relations between the UN, the World Bank, the IAEA and the EU in the context of the responsibility of international organisations. With the availability of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organisations and two sets of draft articles, the international relations and law community has a set of excellent documentation and studies. This codification and progressive development of international law will be always useful in explaining and understanding the role international organisations ought to and will play in the future.
Legal counsels and policy officials of the IOs, international courts, tribunals and arbitration institutions, delegations and embassy officials contributing to the laws of IOs, nodal offices in the ministry of external or foreign affairs of governments, research institutions and scholars teachers and students of international organisations/institutions and international law in general will find this work very useful in their daily as well future research works.
"Dr. Bimal N. Patel's Responsibility of International Organisations Towards Other International Organisations: Law and Practice of the United Nations, the World Bank, the European Union and the International Atomic Energy Agency (Responsibility of International Organisations) focuses specifically on the responsibility that international organisations owe inter se and assesses the sufficiency of the existing international law architecture in this area. ... this framework, Responsibility of International Organisations can serve to clarify an area of international law that will only gain in importance in the near future."- Robert P. Barnidge, Jr., Lecturer and Co-ordinator of International Relations, Department of History, Politics and International Relations, Webster University.
"... this book presents a concrete assessment of legal personality of selected IOs such as United Nations, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Organisation of African Unity, Organisation of American States, International Atomic Energy Agency, International Monetary Fund, International Finance Corporation, Development Agency, Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, European Community and North Atlantic Fisheries Organisation. ... The author's long experience of working with an IO has also immensely helped him in gaining a critical, yet realistic understanding of the inherent problems which IOs face. ... first hand experience and his extensive knowledge, combined with his great passion for research enrich this book, which will benefit a lot of scholars and practitioners in their study of inter-organisational responsibilities or will help address issues in inter-organisational relations." - YANG Chengming, Beijing Institute of Technology Institute of International, Law and LI Huoli, Renmin University, Institute of International Law.
"... I would like to commend Bimal Patel for his empirical and analytical approach to the responsibility of international oragnisations. His work stems from an in-depth, inside examination into the agreements and practices of the IOs, namely the selected four organisations. ... the book is a stimulating and, through its questions, thought provoking piece of work. ... the book of Professor Patel is a valuable contribution to the debate on the responsibility of IOs. Its originality and strong points are mainly in the empirical approach and detailed analysis of rules and practice of the selected organisations. The publication may be recommended to both scholars and practitioners of international law, as well as advanced students, who are working in the issues of responsibility and law of international organisations."-Pavel Sturma, HOD International Law, Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague.