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March 30 Vienna convention on the laws of treaties States that states are free to enter into treaties with each other Unequal treaties are null and void and are unacceptable from the legal point of view For example: surrender traties, when the victorious party imposes a treaty on the defeated party The treaty of Versailles – labeled as excessively impunitive against germany Franco Prussian War of 1870 – france was forced to give International law today says Pacta sunt servanda – good faith performance of treaty obligations Latin for “agreements must be kept” Machain case – mexico made the argument that the usa had bypassed the extradition treaty between mexico and the united states. SCOTUS argued that the extradition treaty did not cover kidnappings. Termination and suspension of treaty obligations May terminate the treaty obligations express consent many international treaties are defined by a time limit for example the soviet union had friendship treaties with certain countries book cites the mutual defense treaty between the usa and Taiwan however this treaty does no longer exist because the treaty says that either country can withdrawal from the treaty with one year’s notice. implied consent
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course GOVT 446 taught by Professor 446professor during the Spring '11 term at George Mason.

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