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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Tacit Consent/Opting Out Procedure

Doris König

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 September 2020

International organizations, practice and procedure — Treaties, amendments and modification — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, conclusion — Treaties, entry into force — Sovereignty — State practice

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

1 There is no generally accepted definition of the term tacit consent/opting out procedure. Meanwhile this specific amendment procedure can be found in a large number of multilateral treaties in various different forms (Treaties, Amendment and Revision). The main characteristics of this procedure are the following: based on treaty provisions, an organ of an international organization or a particular treaty body (International Organizations or Institutions, Decision-Making Bodies), such as a technical committee or a commission of experts, usually adopts a...
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