Treaties - Copy.pdf - The Law of Treaties Class Learning Objectives 1 What is a treaty 2 Who can make treaties 3 Consent to be bound 4 Reservations and

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The Law of Treaties
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Class Learning Objectives 1. What is a treaty? 2. Who can make treaties? 3. Consent to be bound 4. Reservations and declarations 5. Entry into Force 6. Treaty Interpretation 7. (In)Validity of Treaties 8. Termination of Treaties
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Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969 (VCLT)When did it enter into force?Which states are parties? If not parties, may be bound by custom:Which parts are custom? Other Relevant TreatiesVienna Convention on the Succession of States in Respect of Treaties 1978Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties between States and International Organisations or between International Organisations 1986
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1. What is a treaty?
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2. Who can make treaties?
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Adoption of the text (Art 9) By consent of all negotiating At multilateral conference by 2/3 majority unless decided otherwise Authentication of text (art 10)
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3. Consent to be bound Evidenced by : One step Signature (art 12) Exchange of instruments constituting a treaty (art 13) Two Step: Signature + ratification (art 14(1)) Signature + acceptance or approval (art 14(2)) Accession (art 15) Any other means if so agreed (art 17)
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