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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Treaties, Conclusion and Entry into Force

Jan Klabbers

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 September 2019

Subject(s):
Customary international law — Soft law — Treaties, conclusion — Treaties, entry into force — Treaties, provisional application — Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) — Vienna Convention on the Law of 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 Treaties are concluded between States or, as the case may be, other entities: international organizations (see also International Organizations or Institutions, External Relations and Cooperation ), national liberation movements , or other politically relevant actors. Yet these entities are abstractions, capable only of acting through people of flesh and blood and, as a result, both international law and constitutional law have drawn up rules relating to representation ( Representatives of States in International Relations ) . In addition, those entities are...
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