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I General Principles and Sources of Law, Division B: Sources Of Law, Ch.II: Treaties and Conventions in Force

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: 26 September 2022

Subject(s):
International courts and tribunals, decisions — Treaties, interpretation — Treaty provisions
Fasolt: ‘Was du bist, bist du nur durch Verträge; bedungen ist wohl bedacht deine Macht’. Wagner, Rheingold, Sc 2 In the previous article on this subject,371 it was suggested that the wording of the judgment in the Gulf of Maine case indicated a tendency to play down the importance, as law, of the provisions of treaties (particularly treaties other than multilateral conventions), an approach possibly paralleling Fitzmaurice’s dismissal of treaties as sources of obligation rather than sources of law. One of the issues before the Chamber in that case, the handling...
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