The Emergence of Global Public-Private Partnerships within the International Constitutional Order
PhD student: Mrs L.C. Clarke
Promotor: Mrs Prof E. de Wet
Duration: 1/2/2008 - 31/1/2012
PhD defence: Amsterdam, 12/10/2012
Forming part of the VICI Project on The emerging international constitutional order - The implications of hierarchy in international law for the coherence and legitimacy of international decision-making, the research project will ask - what are the legal and constitutional implications of the re-allocation of decision-making powers to private actors through emerging global public-private partnerships (GPPPs)? To answer this question, the research project will ask and answer the following questions: What is the legal status of GPPPs? How do decisions of GPPPs influence norm-setting and rule-making in the international community? How are (or should) GPPPs (be) held accountable? How do GPPPs make decisions and what impact does or should human rights have on the decision-making process? How do certain GPPPs, such as those associated with the World Health Organization, provide further insight into the aforementioned questions? Based on the above inquiries, are GPPPs influencing the development of an international constitutional order and a (possible) emerging international value system?
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