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II Treaty Interpretation and Other Treaty Points, Division B: Other Treaty Points, Ch.V: Termination of Treaties

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 25 January 2022

Subject(s):
International courts and tribunals, decisions — Treaties, invalidity, termination, suspension, withdrawal — Universal international organizations
In the case of the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Project, Hungary had claimed that a bilateral treaty with Czechoslovakia had been unilaterally terminated by Hungary in 1992, but Czechoslovakia (and subsequently Slovakia as successor State) claimed that the purported termination was invalid.256 The Court began its analysis of the matter with a statement of principle: The 1977 Treaty does not contain any provision regarding its termination. Nor is there any indication that the parties intended to admit the possibility of denunciation or withdrawal. On the contrary, the...
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