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Siekiera J. Legal Dimension of Civil Society Activities (The South Pacific Example)

DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2019.4.22

Joanna Siekiera, Doctor, Postdoctoral Fellow, Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Magnus Lagaboetes Plass, 1, 5010 Bergen, Norway, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0125-9121


Introduction: the significant impact of civil societies on regionalism processes worldwide should not be left. This comes from the fact that citizens are becoming increasingly aware of their rights, as well as any possible impact on their own nation or region by joint social activities. Moreover, in line with the expansion of human rights (here, we are talking about the third category, the so-called third generation of rights – social rights), citizens can participate in adoption of legal and political decisions also at the local level. They see themselves as ever-growing importance of players in regional management. The South Pacific, being relatively new region, is showing clearly the evidences of such civil social activities too. Methods: the methodological framework for this article is a set of methods of scientific knowledge, among which the main ones are the methods of public policy, analysis, and the formal legal method. Results: the article, presenting knowledge which is not enough studies in the European scientific literature will bring the legal dimensions of regionalism, as well as the actual functioning of the civil society organizations’ activities. To do so, it is necessary to describe some aspect of the Pacific cooperation in its formal, as well as informal methods and paths. Conclusions: the role and importance of CSO, as well as their great contribution to economic, social, cultural and political development, have long been known and appreciated globally. According to the United Nations, the role of social organizations in the process of regionalism in the South Pacific is crucial and necessary.

Key words: civil society, civil organizations, CSO, Pacific, South Pacific.

Citation. Siekiera J. Legal Dimension of Civil Society Activities (The South Pacific Example). Legal Concept, 2019, vol. 18, no. 4, pp. 159-165. (in Russian). DOI: https://doi.org/10.15688/lc.jvolsu.2019.4.22

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