New Actors in Global Governance and International Human Rights Law

Cedric Ryngaert, Math Noortmann

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


Non-state actors have become increasingly assertive in international relations and global governance. This raises the question as to whether they have rights and obligations under international law. This contribution, which connects the other
contributions to this volume to each other, concentrates primarily on their legal personality under international human rights law. It is argued that non-state actors can no longer neglect accountability calls if they commit human rights abuses/ violations. At the same time, established participants can no longer neglect calls by
non-state actors for inclusion in international deliberative processes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5 - 14
Number of pages9
JournalHuman Rights & International Legal Discourse
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes


  • non-state actors
  • global governance
  • Human Rights Law
  • international law


Dive into the research topics of 'New Actors in Global Governance and International Human Rights Law'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this