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22 September 2021

Soft law as a new source of international law

Prof. Juan Manuel Rivero Godoy

Universidad de Montevideo

On September 22nd 2021, the EU-South American School on Global Governance invited professor Juan Manuel Rivero Godoy, a renowned expert from the Universidad de Montevideo. Professor Rivero Godoy delivered an engaging lecture titled "Soft law as a new source of international law".

This lecture held importance as it provided a unique opportunity to gain insights into the concept of soft law as a new source of international law. Soft law refers to non-binding principles, guidelines, and norms that influence the practices and behaviours of international actors.

Drawing upon his extensive expertise in international law, Professor Rivero Godoy explored the foundations, nature, and growing role of soft law in the international arena. He discussed how soft law can complement and influence traditional international law, providing guidance and frameworks for complex issues that are not extensively addressed in formal treaties or conventions.

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