INTERN TION L LEG L INSTRUMENTS DDRESSING GOOD GOVERN NCE
This report analyzes the main international legal instruments agreed under the auspices of the UN addressing good governance or aspects of it. The objective of this initiative was tostudy how widely the principles of good urban governance, as defined under the GlobalCampaign on Urban Governance, are agreed in international legally binding conventions.One test of good governance depends largely on the degree to which it delivers on thepromise of human rights (civil, cultural, economic, political and social rights). Therefore, thefocus of this report is on international human rights law, with a specific focus on the goodurban governance principles of equity, civic engagement, transparency and accountability. An important conclusion is that international human rights law protects a wider scope of rights to good governance than has been addressed under the Global Campaign on UrbanGovernance. This suggests an implicit international consensus on key principles of goodgovernance, even if the term “good governance” is not explicitly used.