The internal functioning of international organizations under the stress-test of the Covid-19 pandemic
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, international organizations had to adapt or modify their internal working methods and the procedural rules governing them. The purpose of the research is to answer the following questions: 1) what type of impact did the Covid-19 pandemic have on the internal working procedures of international organizations?, 2) what type of law-making instruments was prompted by the pandemic?, 3) in which ways did international law deal with the "exception" of the pandemic and was it capable to bring it back into the framework of "ordinary" rules governing the functioning of international organizations?
Answering these research questions is important in order to better anticipate similar exceptional circumstances so to enhance the resilience of international organizations. In addition, the analysis of the different ways in which internal procedures have been adapted or derogated from reveals some crucial aspects of the ordinary functioning of international organizations that are generally taken for granted and rarely investigated.