Proposed International Conventions on Nongovernmental Organizations
Comparative Table (1912-1987)
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Originally published in: Union of International Associations (Ed). International
Associations Statutes Series
(K G Saur Verlag, 1988), Appendix 3.8.
The information in Appendices 4.1-4.13 is integrated into the comparative table
as Appendix 3.8 of that volume.
Appendix 3.8: Comparative
table (PDF file)
The various proposals for international conventions presented in Appendices
4 and 5 (see commentary)
identify many different issues relevant to the legal status of international
associations. Some of the issues are identified in many of the proposals; some
in only a few of them.
The comparative table is designed to facilitate any overview of the information
in the different proposals.
The left-hand column of the table identifies the theme discussed in the paragraphs
or articles of a proposal. It can also be used as a form of index.
The columns of the table itself carry titles corresponding to the Appendix
number, as well as the year of the proposal. Each column therefore corresponds
to one of the proposals. If a particular proposal (reproduced in one of the
Appendices of this volume) contains information corresponding to one of the
themes indicated in the left-hand column, then in the column for that appendix
number, and on the row for that theme, will appear the number of the article
or paragraph in the text of the proposal in which the information appears. This
may be a simple paragraph number (e.g. 3), a more complex number (e.g. 3.7),
or several paragraph numbers (e.g. 4, 13, 27). The numbers correspond to those
used in the appendix and may therefore be in the form of roman numerals. Where
the information appears in the preamble to the proposal the special abbreviation
"Pre" is used.
One merit of the presentation in this table is that it makes possible some
comparison between the proposals for international associations in Appendix
4 with those international conventions on similar issues in Appendix 5, usually
with respect to intergovernmental organizations or their personnel. Clearly
many issues have been articulated to a much greater degree in the case of such