Treaties, Conclusion and Entry into Force
- 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
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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 mostly...