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Mauritius v Soornack, Final appeal judgment, Case No 14237/2017, ILDC 2818 (IT 2017), 3rd February 2017, Italy; Supreme Court of Cassation

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 July 2021

Whether there was a general rule of international law prescribing the automatic succession of new states to treaties ratified by a predecessor state.

Whether, in the case of bilateral agreements, a unilateral takeover declaration of a new state in relation to the treaties of the predecessor state was binding for the other state party.

Whether the condition of reciprocity laid down by Article 702 of the Italian Code of Criminal Procedure, which concerned the participation of the requesting state in extradition proceedings, was fulfilled by the possibility that a state could apply to intervene in extradition proceedings before the foreign courts.

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