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s.II Treaty Formation, 9 Provisional Application of Treaties

Robert E Dalton

From: The Oxford Guide to Treaties (1st Edition)

Edited By: Duncan B. Hollis

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Treaties, provisional application — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, entry into force — Universal international organizations — Provisional treaty application
Article 24(1) of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) dictates that a treaty enters into force as its text ‘may provide or as the negotiating States may agree’.1 Some bilateral agreements are concluded in simplified form, entering into force on signature alone. But agreements that require approval of a parliamentary body, including most multilateral agreements dealing with important subjects, typically provide for entry into force following ratification, acceptance, or approval. In the latter cases, a substantial period of time may elapse...
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