For decades, the scope of international legal commitments has expanded to cover policy areas previously considered to be exclusive sovereign domains of the State. In tandem with expanding scope there has been a decisive shift of authority and decision-making power to legal actors across many domains of public international law-such as in public finance, human rights, investment, and environmental regulation.
Emilie M. Hafner-Burton, Sergio Puig & David G. Victor,
Against Secrecy: The Social Cost of International Dispute Settlement,
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