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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett (Assistant), Kate (20th May 2010)

Part III The Sources of International Responsibility, Ch.23.3 The Responsibility of Other Entities: Non-Governmental Organizations

Anna-Karin Lindblom

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett (Assistant)

As a consequence of the considerable number, resources, and political role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), the demands for their accountability are increasing. 1 The NGO sector attracts large amounts of international funding and, as a consequence of developments such as the privatization of public services in many countries and the globalization of decision-making, their role is powerful both locally and transnationally. The possibility of holding NGOs legally responsible for their conduct is only one aspect of the larger question of their accountability....
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