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This does not apply in coercion or jus cogens techt v

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Unformatted text preview: Invalidity of treaties - o Art 45 – a state is prohibited from claiming invalidity if after becoming aware of the facts it has agreed that the treaty remains in force or by reason of its conduct must be considered to have acquiesced in the validity of the treaty or its continuation in force. This does not apply in coercion or jus cogens. • Techt v. Hughes o Appeal from inheritance dispute decided in favor of non- citizen o FACT SUMMARY: Techt (D) claimed that she was entitled to take property in New York on the basis of the Treaty of 1848 between the United States and Austria, despite the fact that the U.S. and Austria were at war at the time. o FACTS: Tech...
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