Non-Governmental Organisations in International Law

Non-Governmental Organisations in International Law

by Anna-Karin Lindblom


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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: 9781107412439
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/03/2013
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law Series , #43
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 585
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Anna-Karin Lindblom of the Swedish Ministry of Justice is Special Adviser and Head of Group on in human rights issues with the Division for Demoncratic Issues.

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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"Lindblom's treatise advances our understanding of NGO roles in promoting better international decision making and accountability." - Steve Charnovitz, On the Board of Editors, The American Journal of International Law

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