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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Treaties, Termination

Anthony Aust†

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 29 June 2022

Subject(s):
Good faith — Customary international law — General principles of international law — BITs (Bilateral Investment Treaties) — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, effect for third states — Treaties, invalidity, termination, suspension, withdrawal — Treaties, successive — Unilateral acts

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 Denunciation denotes a unilateral act by which a party seeks to terminate its participation in a treaty (Unilateral Acts of States in International Law). Lawful denunciation of a bilateral treaty (Treaties) terminates it. Although denunciation is also used in relation to a multilateral treaty, the better term is withdrawal. Withdrawal of a party from a multilateral treaty will not normally result in its termination. But, for simplicity, termination will here be used to describe both termination of a bilateral treaty and withdrawal from a multilateral treaty. 2...
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