Provides a theory of the system of legal norms that are developed
partly in the internal written law of intergovernmental
organizations and partly through their consistent practice, and
that are common to intergovernmental organizations. This volume
aims to bring together all those elements pertaining to the theory
of objective legal personality.
Finn Seyersted (1915-2006) served in the Norwegian Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1943 after completion of law studies at the University of Oslo, Norway. Among his appointments and experience may be mentioned: Delegate to the Geneva Conference on the Law of the Sea, 1958, Director Legal Division of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1960-65, Associe of Institut de droit international, chairman of the committee that drafted the constitution of the (former) International Maritime Satellite Organization; participation in conferences and meetings of other IGOs; and member of the international administrative tribunals until 1991 and of relevant committees of other IGOs. Norwegian Ambassador 1968-73, Professor of international law, University of Oslo from 1973.