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A broad range of possibilities has been provided for the philosophy of administrative law to be portrayed as a global instrument to regulate global government in an era of globalization. Global administrative law, a more individualized approach to governance, is in charge of altering how the public view local and international laws, as well as the politics that go along with them. The three ideas that come with globalization are privatization of the state, deregulation, and disinvestment. As the name implies, deregulation asks for a shift in the nation’s present norms and rules, in contrast to the first idea, which calls for replacing the current state ownership. Disinvestment, on the other hand, denotes removing the public sector altogether to make room for the private sector. Both of these changes start the growth process for both victims and beneficiaries. This necessitates the creation of an effective administrative law system that integrates both human and economic progress. Global administrative law has created doors for the governance system’s socioeconomic development, public engagement, and accountability. Global administrative law, a discipline that is still in development, is ushering in a new world that will be governed by the principles of equality and comprehensiveness. A global state has evolved through international institutions as a result of globalization, which has brought the entire globe under one set of rules. These institutions are in charge of the social, economic, and political life of a state. As a result, the concept of global governance has been developed. This idea of global governance had an impact on the development of the concept of global administrative law (GAL). The premise of this GAL concept is that global governance may be set up and structured by ideas contained in administrative law. According to this method, GAL is related to trans-governmental management and regulation meant to address the effects of globalized interdependence in areas like security and the impact of trade on development and financial aid, banking and financial laws, intellectual property rights, labor laws, and transnational population movements, notably those of refugees.

Multinational organizations and clandestine alliances of nations are examples of transnational administrative organizations. Government employees that carry out administrative duties are set up to carry out these requirements. However, the global regime may directly enforce its regulatory rulings against private parties or, more frequently, through state implementation mechanisms. This circumstance has caused the issue of responsibility and equity to increase accountability and fairness in how these organizations operate. To make local administrative law applicable to foreign regulatory decisions that have national implications, GAL was founded.


Global administrative law is a topic that has just recently become significant in the twenty-first century. This field of law is distinctive in that it uses the term “globe” instead of “world.” In turn, this eliminates the false impression that the field of law only has an international perspective and leaves adequate room for other viewpoints on the field of administrative law. To handle the implications of interdependence at a global level in areas like security, economic aid, population mobility across borders, trade practices, and many more, a prototype trans-governmental form of administration has been suggested. This is because international administrative law is developing more rapidly. These consequences can’t be handled using only domestic laws and administrative evaluation.  

As a result of this loophole, through international agreements, the creation of informal governmental networks among nations, and other means, several multinational systems to carry out regulations and the regulatory procedure have been established, resulting in an overall elevation of the decision-making process at all levels, domestic and international. The regulations and requirements specified here are universal and therefore apply to every part of the world. There are essentially two methods that may be applied to the formation of international administrative law, namely:

  1. The incorporation of the integration of provincial administrative law with the global directive is one of the two ways. This strategy is utilized to guarantee worldwide regulation activity, legitimacy, and adherence.
  2. Another strategy is to move the international directive inside the domestic administration’s control room. This strategy seeks to encourage diverse ideas, individual engagement, and adherence to international law.
  3. These methods may be applied to solve problems on a worldwide scale, including those involving the creation of laws, concerns with adjudication, accountability, and administrative mismanagement.          


Global administrative law is the study of numerous concepts, conceptual frameworks, and practical applications that seek to further understand from a social perspective how they impact compliance with international administrative organizations. To exercise rule-making authority within the parameters of a deliberate decision, transparency, and legality, this is done. Global administrative law serves as the umbrella term for several legal areas that once dealt with rule-making or had administrative undertones. In reality, global administrative law is a synthesis of international administrative law and public international law. This subject of law has given the practice of law a social perspective, indicating that the profession may be evolving and incorporating several laws into its preservation strategies to create a global governance framework that performs similar duties to those currently handled by domestic administrative agencies. Consequently, the objective of global administrative law is to bring together a variety of substantive and procedural laws to produce an efficient framework for global government.


The idea of a universal administrative law very recently evolved despite attempts to build one beginning in the middle of the 19th century. In the 1920s and 1930s, it received media attention. Currently, in development, this branch has already been cited in the writings of several social reformers who ultimately vanished. In a sense, the advent of this area of law has revived the glorious past. By challenging preconceived notions of administration, global administrative law is achieving welfare and efficiency in a global administrative system. The Action Task Force is modifying the federal government in the following areas: environment, health, finance, and economy at a global level. Among the key participants in the field of global governance are

  1. A global institution having a formal structure, such as the United Nations Organization (UNO), International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Health Organization (WHO), or UNICEF.
  2. Natural authorities exercising control
  3. Private organizations that perform a regulatory function by definition

      4:  International networks of cooperative agreements                                 

  One way to interpret the growth of international administrative law is as a decline in the control of domestic administrative authorities. What has to be done now is to change how the administration is perceived by making good use of and utilizing the elements of transparency, just and equitable procedure, reviewing rules and judgment, and putting these elements into practice.

Historical Decisions

Given the fact that international administrative law is still in its infancy, decisions based on these factors are incredibly unusual. However, the region was founded on the principles of natural justice, just process, human rights, and openness, all of which were inspired by judgments issued by the legal system. The US Supreme Court ruled in the case of Department of Transportation v. Public Citizen  that the fairness of international negotiations would be jeopardized if judicial review were to follow the same guidelines as it does in those circumstances. This event further demonstrated the need for any administrative body to keep its word while acting in a global environment.

The relationship between a national court and an international court was outlined in United Mexican State v. Metal Clad Corporation, It was discussed whether it was appropriate for any national court to examine a ruling made by a global court, as well as whether doing so would advance or impede the evolution of international law. The two precedent-setting instances mentioned above serve as an illustration of how different laws might conflict given that one is international and the other is essentially local. This demonstrates that the road to global administrative law is difficult and paved with obstacles since it is difficult to establish a single adjudicating authority for the entire world.


It is always encouraging to see a world without bias, deceit, or chaos. Therefore, the rise of international administrative law offers a glimmer of hope in a divided world. Any administrative system must have questions and responses to work, and this sector is always changing. The concepts of equality, justice, and diversity are reemerging, and this time they are far more useful for running administrative organizations all over the world.

Author(s) Name: Akarsha Bajpai (University of Lucknow)