C. RYNGAERT en M. NOORTMANN, “New Actors in Global Governance and International Human Rights Law ”, HRILD 2010, nr. 1, 5-14
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.