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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

State Succession in Treaties

Andreas Zimmermann, James Devaney

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 July 2024

Sovereignty — Customary international law — State succession, international agreements — Treaties, successive — Codification — 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 State succession refers to ‘the replacement of one State by another in the responsibility for the international relations of territory’ (see, eg Art. 2 (1) (b) Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties [‘VCSS-T’]; Art. 2 (1) (a) 1983 Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of State Property, Archives and Debts; Art. 2 (a) International Law Commission [ILC] Articles on Nationality of Natural Persons in relation to the Succession of States; see also the decision of the arbitral tribunal in the Case concerning the Arbitral Award...
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