Editor’s Note: This entry was originally written in 2006 by the late Anthony Aust, CMG (1942–2017), and was updated by Oliver Dörr in March 2023. The original version of this entry was published in the 2012 print edition of the Encyclopedia (R Wolfrum (ed) The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (OUP Oxford 2012) vol X, 709–14). 1 The law of treaties is the body of rules which govern what is a treaty, how it is made and brought into force, amended, terminated, and generally operates. Apart from issues of ius cogens, it is not concerned with the...
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