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Towards a Typology of Informal International Lawmaking Mechanisms and their Distinct Accountability Gaps

Eyal Benvenisti

in Informal International Lawmaking

Published in print September 2012 | ISBN: 9780199658589
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191742248 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199658589.003.0014
Towards a Typology of Informal International Lawmaking Mechanisms and their Distinct Accountability Gaps

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This chapter aims to map the different informal lawmaking mechanisms and to distinguish among the various actors that initiate and take part in informal international lawmaking (IN-LAW). The purpose of his exercise is to contribute to the assessment of possible ‘accountability gaps’ of IN-LAW, by taking into account the notion that different lawmaking mechanisms may benefit certain actors and constituencies while they disadvantage others. Who are the disregarded constituencies whose accountability deficit must be accounted for? And how can we address the accountability gaps of the IN-LAW processes?

Keywords: international law; informal law; lawmaking; accountability

Chapter.  5997 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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