UDC 341.238:061.1
Biblid: 1451-3188, 11 (2012)
Vol. 12, No 39-40, pp. 68-91

Оriginal article
Received: 01 Jan 1970
Accepted: 01 Jan 1970


Lađevac Ivona (Институт за међународну политику и привреду, Београд),

At the beginning of the paper, the author gives overall information on the development of international law. She stresses that since XVII century the list of international law legal persons has gradually changed and that nowadays it includes not only states but also international organizations and some movements as well. Characteristics of the international law legal persons also are given. In the part of paper dealing with international organizations, a special place is given to the European Union as sui generis organization. The development and recognition of the European Union’s legal personality is explained through the analysis of particular articles of the amended treaties (Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice, Constitution Draft and Lisbon or Reform Treaty).

Keywords: International law, international law legal personality, international organizations, European Union, treaty reforms