Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
The legal framework of the OSCE – an interdisciplinary inquiry
Moser, Carolyn; Peters, Anne; Steinbrück Platise, Mateja
Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Heidelberg
SummaryIn the context of the Ukraine crisis in 2014, the OSCE awoke from its yearlong hibernation and rose again to the position of a leading security actor in Europe. This revival, however, also resuscitated longstanding legal problems deriving from the unclear legal status and the unsettled legal framework of the Organization under international law. These complex problems were addressed in the first comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of the legal framework of the OSCE, which reassessed competing reform proposals and developed further proposals for strengthening its legal framework.