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

s.II Treaty Formation, 7 Making the Treaty

George Korontzis

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):
Treaties, conclusion — Treaties, entry into force — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, ratification — Universal international organizations
From time immemorial, States have concluded treaties on all possible matters under the sun. 1 Today, treaty-making has become an almost indispensable aspect of sovereignty—the ‘outward-looking’ facet of a State and one of the cornerstones of its relations with other States. Questions of treaty formation play a similarly central role in the formation of international law, witnessed most recently during the Copenhagen discussions on ‘formalizing’ an international environmental strategy and ongoing consultations on finalizing a comprehensive convention against...
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