The book argues that the decision-making processes within international organizations and other global governance bodies ought to be subjected
to procedural and substantive legal constraints that are associated domestically with the requirements of the rule of law. The book explains
why law — international, regional, domestic, formal or soft — should restrain global actors in the same way that judicial oversight is applied
to domestic administrative agencies. It outlines the emerging web of global norms designed to protect the rights and interests of all affected
individuals, to enable public deliberation, and to promote the legitimacy of the global bodies. These norms are being shaped by a growing
convergence of expectations of global institutions to ensure public participation and representation, impartiality and independence of
decision-makers, and accountability of decisions. The book explores these mechanisms as well as the political and social forces that are
shaping their development by analysing the emerging judicial practice concerning a variety of institutions, ranging from the UN Security
Council and other formal organizations to informal and private standard-setting bodies.
Eyal Benvenisti, Anny and Paul Yanowicz Professor of Human Rights, teaches international law and constitutional law at the Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University. He is also a Global Visiting Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, a member
associé of the Institut de droit international, and serves on the editorial board of the
American Journal of International Law.
Excerpt of table of contents:
Chapter I. Introduction
Chapter II. The emergence of global governance and the corresponding need to regulate it
Chapter III. The normative basis for the law regulating global governance institutions
Chapter IV. Legal regulation of the decision-making process within global governance bodies
Chapter V. The potential and limits of global regulation of sovereign discretion
Chapter VI. Reviewing global governance
Chapter VII. Conclusion
Table of cases; Bibliography.