Cornell International Law Journal


Zoe Pearson


International Law, article, Courts, Participation, Civil Society, Negotiation, Nongovernmental Organizations, International courts, Negotiation, mediation and arbitration, Powers and duties, Non-governmental organizations, International negotiations


An exploration of claims that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) influence the formation of international law focuses on NGO participation in the multilateral negotiations to form the International Criminal Court. It is shown that, although NGO's can contribute to international lawmaking processes, their participation remains ad hoc, contingent, & characterized by conflicting viewpoints. However, existing international lawmaking is attempting to accommodate the diversity of global civil society actors even though deeply entrenched traditional constructions of international law tend to limit their involvement. Adapted from the source document.

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