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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Free Zones of Upper Savoy and Gex Case

Andrea Gattini

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 10 December 2019

Subject(s):
Peace treaties

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

1 The issue at the core of the judgment of 7 June 1932 of the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) in the controversy between France and Switzerland was whether a State can get rid of an obligation assumed towards a State through a later treaty concluded with other States. The clear answer of the PCIJ was negative. 2 The matter of the controversy was as follows. In the Definite Treaty of Peace, with Additional Article concerning the Abolition of the Slave Trade, and related Conventions and Documents, Including a Treaty of Alliance between the Victorious...
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