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

s.VI Treaty Clauses, Initial Decisions on Treaty-Making

Duncan B Hollis

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: 15 October 2019

Subject(s):
Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) — Specific treaties — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — International organizations — Subjects of international law
As Chapter 1 explains, the dominant view is that States, IOs, and other qualified subjects make treaties when they manifest their intent to conclude an agreement governed by international law, whether in writing or some other recorded form. 7 But, as Chapter 2 details, treaties are not the only form of agreement international actors may conclude; they may opt instead to conclude a political commitment, where they intend their agreement to have exclusively political or moral (and not legal) force. 8 Discerning what the participants intended—namely, a treaty or a...
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