To what extent is there a role for Civil Society Organizations in the formation and application of International law? Articles uri icon

publication date

  • October 2011


  • 3

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1989-6565


  • Disponible en: -- Due to Civil Society Organizations' (CSOs) number and functions increasing during the last decades, it is worth wondering if their capacity of influence will also have been enlarged in the human rights area. Actually, CSOs are carrying out, directly or indirectly, different series of functions related to human rights. Their action is, in general terms, fruitful and very positive for internal and international societies. So much so, that some of their actions have already left a footprint in International Law. However, it is necessary to keep in mind that some of their functions can still be developed more. At the same time, it must be taken into account that their future impact will depend both on States and on themselves.