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Operationalizing Accountability in Respect of Informal International Lawmaking Mechanisms

Dr Tim Corthaut, Bruno Demeyere, Nicolas Hachez and Dr Jan Wouters Prof

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/9780199658589.003.0015
Operationalizing Accountability in Respect of Informal International Lawmaking Mechanisms

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This chapter assesses whether — and to what extent — informal international lawmaking (IN-LAW) mechanisms are subject to some form of accountability and, if so, in what form. This chapter is used to operationalize accountability within the IN-LAW framework. The authors pinpoint some of the structural weaknesses when it comes to accountability of IN-LAW mechanisms, both at the level of the mechanism as such, and the accountability of the actors that operate within them. The chapter suggests ways to strengthen IN-LAW accountability.

Keywords: international law; informal law; lawmaking; accountability

Chapter.  13737 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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