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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Global Compact

Rahmatullah Khan

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 September 2019

Subject(s):
Human rights — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Corporations — Natural resources — Corruption

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 A redeeming feature of modern international law has been the loosening of its State-centric character and institutional structure. The massive financial flows, enjoying insufficient checks and ineffective regulations, and the skewed trade structure, together with a slew of other debilitating factors, have sapped the sovereignty-laden international State structure and have threatened to marginalize modern international law. Publicists have noted the process with concern and have, as a balancing act perhaps, extolled the positive features of the changing structure...
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