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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Treaties, Conclusion and Entry into Force

Jan Klabbers

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 13 June 2024

Customary international law — Soft law — Treaties, conclusion — Treaties, entry into force — Treaties, provisional application — Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

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 Treaties are concluded between States or, as the case may be, other entities: international organizations (see also International Organizations or Institutions, External Relations and Cooperation), national liberation movements, or other politically relevant actors. Yet these entities are abstractions, capable only of acting through people of flesh and blood and, as a result, both international law and constitutional law have drawn up rules relating to representation (Representatives of States in International Relations). In addition, those entities are mostly...
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