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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

International Legislation

Jutta Brunnée, Christopher Campbell-Duruflé

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2023

Sovereignty — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, amendments and modification — Treaties, application — Treaties, effect for third states — Codification — Soft law

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 A wide range of meanings has been attributed to the term ‘international legislation’ in the literature, although the vast majority of commentators would exclude customary international law from this realm. In the introduction to his collection of treaty texts (Treaties), entitled ‘International Legislation’, MO Hudson provided a broad definition, which encompassed ‘both the process and the product of the conscious effort to make additions to, or changes in, the law of nations’ (at xiii). In keeping with the idea of deliberate development of international law,...
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