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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, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 17 September 2019

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

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

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...
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