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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

State Succession in Treaties

Andreas Zimmermann

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 19 September 2020

Subject(s):
Treaties, successive — Codification — State succession, international agreements — Unification — Sovereignty — Customary international law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 State succession refers to ‘the replacement of one State by another in the responsibility for the international relations of territory’ (see, eg Art. 2 (1) (b) Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of Treaties [‘VCSS-T’]; Art. 2 (1) (a) 1983 Vienna Convention on Succession of States in Respect of State Property, Archives and Debts; Art. 2 (a) International Law Commission [ILC] Articles on Nationality in Relation to the Succession of States; see also the decision of the arbitral tribunal in the Case concerning the Arbitral Award of 31 July 1989...
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