Rules on NGO accreditation: Do existing legal arrangements facilitate the legitimization of the role of NGOs in international organisations?

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This article examines the involvement of non-governmental organisations NGOs with a number of selected international organisations and the rules on NGO accreditation currently applied by these international organisations. It is submitted that appropriate legal arrangements for accreditation of NGOs facilitate the legitimization of their role in international organisations. None of the examined international organisations have currently implemented fully appropriate legal arrangements for the accreditation of NGOs. The arrangements implemented by the UN Economic and Social Council, however, set a good example for other international organisations and form an excellent basis for further improvement.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherUniversiteit Maastricht
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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SeriesMaastricht Faculty of Law Working Papers


  • Global governance
  • International organisations
  • NGOs
  • Civil society
  • Accreditation

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