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This chapter examines whether global civil society (GCS) actors have created norms of international law benefitting public interests through their participation as NGOs in international lawmaking processes. In light of expanding non-State actor participation in the international legal arena, the chapter examines current understandings of these concepts and of changes in understandings concerning 'international lawmaking. It then analyses GCS participation in diverse international legal and soft law processes, questioning whether any GCS contribution was a source of norms that States' endorsed. The analysis of international legal processes, texts and related documents, scholarship and GCS practice demonstrates that many international legal norms indeed have origins in GCS initiatives or evidence GCS influence.

Keywords: global civil society (GCS); global governance; international lawmaking process; NGOs; UN



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