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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Accountability

Volker Röben

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

Subject(s):
Modes of liability — Competences of international organizations — Customary international law — General principles of international law — International courts and tribunals, procedure — Moral damages

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 Accountability is a term that (international) law shares with several cognate disciplines. It also prominently features in political science and international relations (Keohane, 2006, 75) as well as economics and moral philosophy. In law, accountability has its deep historic roots in many domestic legal orders. In what follows, the discussion will concentrate on accountability in modern international law. As will become clear, the present evolutionary stage of international law—as regulatory and as procedural—has provided a strong impetus for generalizing...
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