Most treaties as part of their final clauses or testimonium will address the language(s) in which the treaty is ‘Done … in’ or concluded. Treaties may be negotiated and concluded in a single language, which may or may not be the native language of the negotiating parties. More often, however, the treaty text will be finalized or ‘authenticated’ in multiple languages (and sometimes irrespective of what language(s) the negotiations themselves employ).43 In such cases, it is important to recall that there is only a single ‘treaty’, consisting of all the different...
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