The Role of Certification in the Enforcement of Transnational Private Regulation

28 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2013

Date Written: June 28, 2012

Abstract

This paper sets out the relevance of certification for the enforcement of transnational private regulation. It discusses the function of certification, offers a typology of certification schemes and analyses its relationship with regulatory enforcement. To illustrate these elements, the Chapter draws on three individual certification regimes, namely those administered by the Forest Stewardship Council, GlobalG.A.P, and the Green Building Council. In conclusion, the Chapter offers valuable insights on the benefits and risks associated with the use of certification as a means of regulatory enforcement. The paper forms part of a collection of texts to be published in a Casebook detailing the enforcement of transnational private regulation.

Keywords: Certification, enforcement, compliance, supply chain

Suggested Citation

Verbruggen, Paul and Schmidt, Rebecca, The Role of Certification in the Enforcement of Transnational Private Regulation (June 28, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2255918 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2255918

Paul Verbruggen

Tilburg Law School ( email )

Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands

Rebecca Schmidt (Contact Author)

Dublin City University ( email )

Dublin
Ireland

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