Changer le droit international public ou le mettre de côté à l’heure de la gouvernance globale? Aspects institutionnels du droit administratif global

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This chapter proposes a critical vision of the relationship between global administrative law (GAL) and contemporary public international law. The study aims in particular to detect an “added legal value” of the GAL structure. De-formalization is often presented as one of the merits of GAL. In this paper, I argue that de-formalization is not an attribute of GAL and, thus, cannot be considered as one of its added legal value. GAL would de-formalize in the sense that it focuses on the exercise of power of a global administration, and on the impact of such exercise on the subjects of the global administration, while contemporary international law would focus on subjects endowed with an international legal personality. On the contrary, it is a process of formalization that GAL operates in subjecting the global administration to the respect of certain criteria inspired by domestic administrative law.
Original languageFrench
Title of host publicationLes acteurs à l’ère du constitutionnalisme global
EditorsAnne Peters, Manuel Devers, Anne-Marie Thevenot-Werner, Patrizia Zbinden
Place of PublicationParis
PublisherSociété de législation comparée
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9782365170314, 2365170315
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2014

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