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Rethinking Global Administrative Law: Formulating a working definition of “global administrative action”

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posted on 2021-11-15, 10:29 authored by Hilton, Luke

Global administrative law (GAL) aims to plug the “accountability deficit” in global institutions by projecting national administrative law principles onto the global scale. Global administrative action has been provisionally delineated as "rulemaking, adjudication, and other decisions that are neither treaty-making nor simple dispute settlements between parties”. But the concept has not yet been defined. The paper adopts a “bottom up” approach by analysing the domestic administrative law of America, New Zealand, and South Africa in order to construct a definition of global administrative action. The paper presents a working definition of the concept.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Laws

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970118 Expanding Knowledge in Law and Legal Studies

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School of Law


Clark, Eddie