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II Treaty Interpretation and Other Treaty Points, Division B: Other Treaty Points, Ch.IV: Conduct Inconsistent with a Treaty

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 08 February 2023

International courts and tribunals, decisions — Treaties, observance — Treaties, ratification — Treaties, breach
In the earlier article on this subject, the decision in the case of Military and Paramilitary Activities in and against Nicaragua was discussed at some length; it was in that case that the Court declared the existence of a duty of a party to a treaty not to deprive the treaty of its object or purpose, not only pending ratification, as contemplated by Article 18 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, but also during the currency of the treaty itself.215 Such a duty is not, the Court found, so open-ended, in the case of a treaty of friendship, as to cover...
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