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Non-Government Organisations in International Law

ISBN13: 9781107412439
Published: January 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2005)
Price: £34.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521850889

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Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play an increasing political role on the international scene, and their position in relation to international law is generally regarded as important but informal. Their actual legal status has not been the subject of much investigation. This book examines the legal status of NGOs in different fields of international law, with emphasis on human rights law. By means of a thorough examination and systematisation of international legal rules and practices, the rights, obligations, locus standi and consultative status of NGOs are explored. This study is placed within a wider discussion on the representation of groups in the international legal system. Lindblom argues, on the basis of a discourse model of international decision-making, that non-governmental organisation is an important form of public participation that can strengthen the flawed legitimacy of the state-centric system of international law.

Public International Law
1. The main issues and their context
2. Historical and conceptual background
3. International legal theory and non-state actors
4. Rights and obligations
5. Standing before international judicial and quasi-judicial bodies
6. Non-party participation before judicial and quasi-judicial bodies
7. Co-operation with inter-governmental organisations
8. NGO participation in international conferences
9. Agreements with states and inter-governmental organisations
10. Summary and concluding remarks.