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Part II Commentaries to Typical Sofa Rules, 33 Termination

Frank Burkhardt

From: The Handbook of the Law of Visiting Forces (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Dieter Fleck

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 03 June 2023

Military assistance — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, invalidity, termination, suspension, withdrawal — Treaty provisions — Military matters — Peace keeping

This chapter discusses the denunciation and termination of status-of-forces agreements (SOFAs). Art. 54 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties requires as a general prerequisite that all signatories of an international treaty have to be informed if one of the signatories wants to withdraw from the treaty. According to Art. XIX (2) NATO SOFA the US government as the Depositary has to be informed about the decision to withdraw and it shall notify such denunciation to all other Parties. According to Art. XIX (3) NATO SOFA the period until a denunciation takes effect is one year.

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