On Dec 18, 1990, the United Nations ("UN") General Assembly approved the Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families ("Migrant Convention"). Several years later, international non-governmental organizations ("NGOs") initiated a global campaign to encourage states to ratify the Migrant Convention. This article takes the initial step of analyzing ratification campaigns and exploring the reasons for their success. It also examines the common features of a group of treaties that quickly entered into force with the support of an NGO campaign. These case studies reveal deficiencies in the three generally accepted theories of state behavior and support an integrated theory of international law. Each existing theory of state behavior alone is inadequate to explain what makes a ratification campaign successful, suggesting that an integrated theory of international law best explains a state's decision to ratify.
Why Ratify? Lessons from Treaty Rat
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