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Part VI Final Clauses, Article 31

Antonios Tzanakopoulos

From: The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary

Edited By: Roger O'Keefe, Christian J. Tams

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 December 2022

Subject(s):
Treaties, application — Treaties, interpretation — Treaties, invalidity, termination, suspension, withdrawal — Treaties, binding force
Article 31 makes provision for the denunciation of the Convention by any State party, a possibility foreshadowed by the customary rule1 codified in Article 54(a) VCLT.2 The term ‘denunciation’, which is functionally synonymous with ‘withdrawal’,3 ‘denotes a unilateral act by which a party terminates its participation in a treaty’.4 As a general rule, the consequence of a State party’s denunciation of a multilateral treaty, such as the Convention, is that from the date the denunciation takes effect the denouncing State, on the one side, and each of the remaining...
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