I NTERNATIONAL O RGANIZATIONS L AW R EVIEW www.brill.nl/iolr © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/157237409X464224 The Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations Anthony J. Miller* Attorney at Law (New York) Formerly Principal Legal Officer, United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) 1. Introduction Article 104 of the Charter provides that “[T]he Organization shall enjoy in the territory of each of its Members such legal capacity as may be necessary for the exercise of its functions and the fulfilment of its pur- poses.” In parallel to this provision, Article 105, paragraph 1, provides that “[T]he Organization shall enjoy in the territory of each of its Members such privileges and immunities as are necessary for the fulfilment of its purposes.” These Charter provisions have been implemented in a detailed manner by the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations (hereafter the General Convention). 1 * I would like again to thank Mr David Hutchinson, Senior Legal Officer, OLA, for reviewing earlier drafts of this article and for making numerous constructive suggestions. He has responded to my many questions on UN practice despite an ever-increasing workload. He encouraged me to finish this series on privileges
International Organizations Law Review – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2009
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