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Non-Governmental Organisations in International Law
     

Non-Governmental Organisations in International Law

by John Bell, James Crawford, Anna-Karin Lindblom
 

ISBN-10: 0521850886

ISBN-13: 9780521850889

Pub. Date: 01/05/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Non-governmental organizations (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

Overview

Non-governmental organizations (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. The rights, obligations, locus standi and consultative status of NGOs are explored by means of a thorough examination of international legal rules and practices. .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521850889
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/05/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #43
Pages:
588
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.46(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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