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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

State Succession in Matters Other than Treaties

Andreas Zimmermann, James Devaney

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 24 March 2023

Sovereignty — Customary international law — Codification — State succession, state property and contracts — Unification

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 According to Art. 1 (1) (a) Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of State Property, Archives and Debts (States), State succession refers to ‘the replacement of one State by another in the responsibility for the international relations of territory’, said definition also being used, inter alia, in Art. 2 (1) (b) Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties (State Succession in Treaties Treaties), Art. 2 (a) United Nations International Law Commission (‘UN ILC’) ‘Draft Articles on Nationality of Natural Persons in Relation to...
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