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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Modus vivendi

Wojciech Burek

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 June 2024

Diplomatic privileges — International co-operation

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 Modus vivendi is a Latin phrase—modus means ‘way’, vivendi means ‘of living’—meaning an agreement between those who differ in opinions (‘agreeing to disagree’). It is not a term of art in international law. It is sometimes used to refer to a preliminary, provisional, or interim agreement between contending parties pending the final settlement. Sometimes the term is included in the title of the instrument, sometimes it is not. 2 In most situations, it is prepared in a rather informal way, with the intention to be replaced by a more detailed and formalistic...
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