Societal verification: wave of the future?

Societal Vertification has been discussed for decades under different names, like ‘citizens’ reporting’, ‘inspection by the people’ and ‘social monitoring’. Although there is no agreed legal definition, societal verification connotes the involvement of civil society in monitoring national compliance with, and overall implementation
of, international treaties or agreements. One important element is citizens’ reporting of violations or attempted violations of agreements by their own government or others in their own country.

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