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Part VII Treaty Clauses and Instruments, Constituting the Treaty and its Dissemination

Duncan B. Hollis

From: The Oxford Guide to Treaties (2nd Edition)

Edited By: Duncan B. Hollis

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2023

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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