Commitment and Compliance (Hardcover)

The Role of Non-Binding Norms in the International Legal System

By Dinah Shelton (Editor)

Oxford University Press, USA, 9780198298083, 592pp.

Publication Date: October 5, 2000

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/9/2003)

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Commitment and Compliance is the first book to evaluate the impact of state behavior 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.

About the Author

Dinah Shelton is professor of international law at the University of Notre Dame Law School. She is director of the doctoral program at the University's Center for Civil and Human Rights and a Fellow of the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.