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Call # KZ1301.2 .C66 2000
Title Commitment and compliance : the role of non-binding norms in the international legal system / edited by Dinah Shelton
Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
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Descript. xxvi, 560 p. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary/Abstract "Commitment and Compliance is the first book to evaluate the impact on state behaviour of international norms adopted in forms that are not legally binding. The use of such 'soft law' has increased dramatically with the proliferation of international organizations. Whether and how such norms can be used effectively to supplement or substitute for legally binding obligations forms the heart of this discussion. In the study, a project of the American Society of International Law, the authors look at four subject areas in international law: human rights, environment, arms control, and trade and finance, assessing the use of non-binding norms in each field and whether such norms engender state compliance with them. The discussion also generally addresses the nature of international law and the role of non-binding norms in the international legal system."--BOOK JACKET
Subject International obligations
Consensual contracts
Alt Author Shelton, Dinah
OCLC # 43919720
Table of Contents
 List of Contributors 
 Table of Treaties and Other International Documents 
 Introduction: Law, Non-Law and the Problem of 'Soft Law' / Dinah Shelton1
1Normative Development in the International Legal System / Christine Chinkin21
2Compliance Theories43
  Choosing to Comply: Theorizing from International Relations and Comparative Politics / Peter M. Haas43
  Beyond Compliance: Helping Nations Cooperate / Richard B. Bilder65
3Challenges to the International Legal System75
  Interdependence, Globalization, and Sovereignty: The Role of Non-binding International Legal Accords / Wolfgang H. Reinicke, Jan Martin Witte75
  The Role of Soft Law in a Global Order / Mary Ellen O'Connell100
4Commentary: Compliance with International Soft Law / Jonathan L. Charney115
5The Environment and Natural Resources121
  The General Assembly Ban on Driftnet Fishing / Donald R. Rothwell121
  Pesticides and Chemicals: The Requirement of Prior Informed146
  Consent / Mohamed Ali Mekouar 
  The Legal Status and Effect of Antarctic Recommended Measures / Christopher C. Joyner163
  Selected Agreements Concluded Pursuant to the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals / Clare Shine196
  Commentary and Conclusions / Alexandre Kiss223
6Trade and Finance243
  International Efforts against Money Laundering / Beth Simmons244
  'Soft Law' in a 'Hybrid' Organization: The International Organization for Standardization / Naomi Roht-Arriaza263
  Policy Guidance and Compliance: The World Bank Operational Standards / Laurence Boisson de Chazournes281
  Environmental Norms in the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum / Lyuba Zarsky303
  Commentary: Compliance with Non-Binding Norms of Trade and Finance / David A. Wirth330
7Human Rights345
  A Hard Look at Compliance with 'Soft' Law: The Case of the OSCE / Erika B. Schlager346
  International Labor Organization: Recommendations and Similar Instruments / Francis Maupain372
  Inter-American Human Rights Law, Soft and Hard / Douglass Cassel393
  Human Rights Codes for Transnational Corporations: The Sullivan and McBride Principles / Christopher McCrudden418
  Commentary and Conclusions / Dinah Shelton449
8Multilateral Arms Control / Dinah Shelton465
  The System of Non-proliferation Export Controls / David S. Gualtieri467
  Protection of Nuclear Materials / Barry Kellman486
  International Regulation of Land Mines / Richard L. Williamson, Jr.505
  Commentary / Abram Chayes, Dinah Shelton521
9Conclusions: Understanding Compliance with Soft Law / Edith Brown Weiss535
  Editor's Concluding Note: The Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System / Dinah Shelton554