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Part VII Implementation and Enforcement, Ch.42 Monitoring and Verification

Jørgen Wettestad

From: The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law

Edited By: Daniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnée, Ellen Hey

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 27 October 2020

Sustainable development — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations)
Good monitoring and verification of practices in international institutions are important in building trust between and among cooperating parties, and in strengthening wider societal confidence. In the international context, monitoring has to do with the ascertainment and reporting of states’ behaviour. Verification refers to procedures and systems for quality and reliability checks of the reported data. Finally, compliance has to do with the relationship between state actions and international commitments—and responses to possible mismatches.1 Within the field of...
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