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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Customs Regime between Germany and Austria (Advisory Opinion)

Ralf Alleweldt

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 October 2020

Economic sanctions

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

1 After World War I the victorious nations wanted to limit Germany’s size and power, and, in particular, prevent unification of Austria and Germany (History of International Law, World War I to World War II). Accordingly, Art. 88 Treaty of Peace between the Allied and Associated Powers and Austria of 10 September 1919 (St Germain Peace Treaty [1919]) provided as follows:The independence of Austria is inalienable otherwise than with the consent of the Council of the League of Nations. Consequently, Austria undertakes in the absence of the consent of the said...
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