From outside contributors to inside participants: Exploring how NGOs contribute to and participate in creating international law Examining the negotiations for the Ottawa convention banning landmines and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court

Gina E Hill
Within the current accepted paradigm of the international legal system, states are the only entities with the right to create international law. Recent experience however, shows that non-state entities, in particular non-governmental organizations, are increasingly becoming directly involved in the process of creating international law. This dissertation examines two cases -- the Ottawa Process to ban landmines, and the International Criminal Court negotiations -- to explore how NGOs contribute to international law creation, and whether...
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