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Commitment and ComplianceThe Role of Non-binding Norms in the International Legal System$
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Dinah Shelton

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270989

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199270989.001.0001

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The Environment and Natural Resources

The Environment and Natural Resources

(p.121) Chapter 5 The Environment and Natural Resources
Commitment and Compliance

Dinah Shelton

Oxford University Press

This chapter presents case studies that demonstrate the importance of soft norms in moulding behaviour of states and non-state actors. The case studies cover the UN General Assembly ban on driftnet fishing, the Prior Informed Consent Procedure for Certain Hazardous Chemicals and Pesticides, the Antarctic Treaty, and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

Keywords:   international law, soft norms, compliance, driftnet fishing, prior informed consent, Antarctic Treaty, Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

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