An Introduction to Informal International Lawmaking

Joost Pauwelyn*, Ramses A. Wessel, Jan Wouters

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This Introduction states the main objective of this book, which is to draw attention to a phenomenon that is omnipresent in global governance, something that seems largely neglected by international lawyers, namely, informal international lawmaking (IN-LAW). On the basis of extensive empirical studies1 this book is going to highlight elements of normative global processes that prima facie fall outside the traditional scope of 'law' but may nevertheless be seen as forming part of a lawmaking process.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformal International Lawmaking
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191742248
ISBN (Print)9780199658589
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jan 2013


  • Global governance
  • Global processes
  • IN-LAW
  • International lawyers
  • Lawmaking processes

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