Book IX International Transactions, 36 Treaties and Other International Instruments—II Pact, Constitution, Charter, Statute, Regulations, Concordat, Additional Articles
Edited By: Sir Ivor Roberts KCMG
- UN Charter
36.1 The term ‘Pact’ is used to denote an especially solemn international agreement, though it is sometimes loosely (and journalistically) used as shorthand for a treaty which bears another title. The Treaty for Renunciation of War signed at Paris on 27 August 1928,1 is accordingly commonly referred to as the ‘Kellogg-Briand Pact’ or the ‘Pact of Paris’ (and is indeed cited as the latter in various resolutions of the League of Nations). 36.2 More recently, the formal designation ‘Pact’ has been given to several treaties which the negotiating parties regarded as...