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The Oxford Guide to Treaties edited by Hollis, Duncan B (1st July 2012)

s.II Treaty Formation, 9 Provisional Application of Treaties

Robert E Dalton

From: The Oxford Guide to Treaties

Edited By: Duncan B. Hollis

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 06 December 2019

Subject(s):
Treaties, provisional application — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, entry into force — Universal international organizations — Provisional treaty application
Article 24(1) of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) dictates that a treaty enters into force as its text ‘may provide or as the negotiating States may agree’. 1 Some bilateral agreements are concluded in simplified form, entering into force on signature alone. But agreements that require approval of a parliamentary body, including most multilateral agreements dealing with important subjects, typically provide for entry into force following ratification, acceptance, or approval. In the latter cases, a substantial period of time may elapse...
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