By Mark E. Villiger
The 1969 Vienna conference at the legislation of Treaties, regulating treaties among States, lies on the center of overseas legislations. This statement translates the Convention's eighty five articles in actual fact and accurately. It covers such significant issues as reservations to treaties, their interpretation and the grounds for terminating a treaty, for example breach. Emphasis is put on the perform of States and tribunals and on educational writings. It comprises extra sections on accepted foreign legislation and the Convention's heritage whereas delivering up to date info on ratifications and reservations. This remark is a needs to for practitioners and lecturers wishing to set up the which means and scope of the provisions of the Vienna conference at the legislations of Treaties.
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22), such texts merely reﬂect, but (on account of the independence of sources) do not actually constitute, the underlying customary rule, the existence of which depends on the conditions of State practice and opinio juris (N. 7–17) and which does not require an additional contractual basis for its binding force. Y. Jennings, The Progress of International Law, BYBIL 24 (1947) 303; Kohen, RGDIP 104 (2000) 580 ﬀ. Villiger, Manual N. 183 ﬀ. W. Kägi, in: K. -J. Schochauer (eds), Wörterbuch des Völkerrechts II (1966) 230: “es fehlt die .
5 British English spelling has been used throughout the book (including the texts of the Convention and the ILC reports), except when quoting State representatives, courts, ILC members and authors directly. , the Permanent Court of International Justice. , N. 1). Issues of customary international law CONTENTS Paras. A. Introduction ...................................................................................... B. Formation and Identification of Customary Law ........................... 1.
See the North Sea Cases ICJ Reports 1969 39, para. 63 (“it is to be expected that when, for whatever reason, rules or obligations [of customary law] are embodied, or are intended to be reﬂected in certain provisions of a convention, such provisions will ﬁgure amongst those in respect of which a right of unilateral reservation is not conferred”); diﬀerently in the Nuclear Weapons Advisory Opinion, ICJ Reports 1996 29, para. 82, in respect of denunciation clauses. Article 19, paras. , N. 10–11). See the Court in the Reservations to Genocide Advisory Opinion, ICJ Reports 1951 22: “it could certainly not be inferred from the absence of an article providing for reservations in a multilateral convention that contracting States are prohibited from making reservations”.
Commentary on the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties by Mark E. Villiger