intd sept 9

Country eg senate foreign relations committee canada

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Unformatted text preview: ve one to two states Covenant: higher standing convention Protocol: amendment to convention, treaty o Convention has been adopted, but requires updating Signing: intend to move it forward in your system for ratification Ratifying: final step in making covenant legal in your country o Steps for ratification vary by constitution of country E.g. senate foreign relations committee Canada only ratified international covenants on civil and political rights and on social and cultural rights in 1976 State Party to Convention: countries that have ratified convention After a treaty comes into force, and a country hasn’t ratified at that time, but ratifies later, the term excession is used o Country has exceeded to the treaty/convention Once a country ratifies a convention, they are expected to implement it o May need to amend criminal code accordingly, to make convention enforceable Some countries ratify with reservations: excluding certain article o Vienna convention on law of treaties: reservations are allowed, but excessive reservations to the point of undermining a treaty is illegal • • • • • ...
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This note was uploaded on 12/15/2013 for the course INTD 200 taught by Professor .. during the Fall '09 term at McGill.

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