LEGAL STATUS OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER INTERNATIONAL PARTIES – RESEARCH ISSUES AND INTRODUCTION TO THE SUBJECT (Polish title below)
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(Polish title: Status prawny konferencji miedzynarodowych na tle pozostalych podmiotow miedzynarodowych – pytania badawcze i wprowadzenie do problemu). The need to create a recognized definition of an international identity, especially one that would enable a differentiation of non-subjective structures from parties other than states, also refers to international (intergovernmental) conferences sensu largo. The subject-matter of such conferences is very seldom discussed in the doctrine. Some of them, especially GATT and OSCE, have an undoubtedly international subjectivity. There are conferences within organizations as e.g. the European Union IGC, legislative ones (e.g. Rome Conference for the ICC) and inter-treaty ones (e.g. the COP within the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change). There are also conferences with minimal subjective features. Conferences are playing a more and more important role in the international turnover. All this justifies the questions asked here and a proposal of research into the system, law, principles and procedures of international conferences. The issue of a status of a conference seems to be the most important one.
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