Accountability of International Territorial Administrations

A Public Law Approach

Aleksander Momirov 9789490947217 | 1 edition, 2011


This book conceptualizes the accountability deficit of missions engaged in the international administration of territories. In so doing, a public-law approach is adopted. The book explores to what extent it is warranted to perceive these missions as public entities exercising public power rather than international organizations merely engaged in extensive peacekeeping and, if such a paradigm shift is accepted, how public law influences our understanding of the accountability deficit. The linkage is explored between the rule of law, judicial review and an independent judiciary as cornerstone-principles of public law on the one hand and the main institutional and conceptual characteristics of international territorial administration on the other hand. The author concludes that insufficient regard for public law principles is at the core of the accountability deficit and that public law should play a role in addressing this deficit. This book is of interest to both international and constitutional lawyers, as well as practitioners engaged with international organizations and their subsidiary field missions.

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Author's information

Aleksandar Momirov was born in Belgrade, Serbia. He studied Dutch law and holds an LL.M. degree in Public International Law from the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Momirov worked at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia between 2002 and 2005 as a member of several defense teams. He also spent several months in Priština where he worked with members of the Ombudsperson Institution in Kosovo. Since 2005, he has been working at the department of Public International Law at the Erasmus School of Law as a PhD-candidate, lecturer and researcher. Momirov completed his PhD at the Erasmus School of Law in April 2011.


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