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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Procès-verbal

Jan Wouters, Sten Verhoeven

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 August 2022

Subject(s):
Diplomatic relations — International co-operation — Act of state — International organizations, practice and procedure

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 International law does not provide for a precise definition of procès-verbal, which is the term used to indicate a variety of documents taking different forms. Despite the absence of a fixed meaning, procès-verbaux typically are the minutes of a meeting reflecting what has happened during a meeting at an international conference in plenary or in commission (Conferences and Congresses, International). Additionally, in international organizations procès-verbaux indicate the main points discussed during a meeting of an organ of the organization. In English the...
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