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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Sharia Reservations to Human Rights Treaties

Nora Salem

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 March 2023

Equality before the law — Women, rights — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) — Treaties, reservations and declarations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The core United Nations (UN) human rights treaties form the international system promoting and protecting human rights. State Parties to those treaties are obliged to respect, protect, and fulfil the enshrined human rights guarantees in their domestic law (Human Rights, Domestic Implementation). To exclude or modify a treaty’s effect, Arts 2 (1) (d) and 19 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (1969) (‘VCLT’) allow States to enter reservations (Treaties, Multilateral, Reservations to) to international treaties—reflecting customary international law—which...
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