Weeks, Gregory (Greg)
Soft law is a pervasive phenomenon which is highly effective as a means of regulation in
Australia, as it is in many jurisdictions. The term ‘soft law’ refers to domestic, non-legislative
instruments which are designed to influence, modify or otherwise affect conduct. Importantly,
soft law relies for its capacity to have this effect on the fact that people generally will assume
that it is ‘hard’ law, which requires them to act and has immediate legal effect. Where this
assumption is...[Show more]
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