The Oxford Guide to Treaties

Paperback | March 26, 2014

EditorDuncan B. Hollis

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From trade relations to greenhouse gases, from shipwrecks to cybercrime, treaties structure the rights and obligations of states, international organizations, and individuals. For centuries, treaties have regulated relations among nation states. Today, they are the dominant source ofinternational law. Thus, being adept with treaties and international agreements is an indispensable skill for anyone engaged in international relations, including international lawyers, diplomats, international organization officials, and representatives of non-governmental organizations.The Oxford Guide to Treaties provides a comprehensive guide to treaties, shedding light on the rules and practices surrounding the making, interpretation, and operation of these instruments. Leading experts provide essays designed to introduce the law of treaties and offer practical insights intohow treaties actually work. Foundational issues are covered, including what treaties are and when they should be used, alongside detailed analyses of treaty formation, application, interpretation, and exit. Special issues associated with treaties involving the European Union and other internationalorganizations are also addressed. These scholarly treatments are complimented by a set of model treaty clauses. Real examples illustrate the approaches treaty-makers can take on topics such as entry into force, languages, reservations, and amendments. The Oxford Guide to Treaties thus provides anauthoritative reference point for anyone studying or involved in the creation or interpretation of treaties or other forms of international agreement.

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From trade relations to greenhouse gases, from shipwrecks to cybercrime, treaties structure the rights and obligations of states, international organizations, and individuals. For centuries, treaties have regulated relations among nation states. Today, they are the dominant source ofinternational law. Thus, being adept with treaties an...

Duncan B. Hollis is Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Temple University's Beasley School of Law. Professor Hollis's scholarship focuses on treaties and other forms of international agreement, examining the formation, interpretation, and application of treaties and political commitments in international, compa...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:872 pagesPublished:March 26, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Duncan Hollis: IntroductionPart I: Foundational Issues1. Duncan B. Hollis: Defining Treaties2. Anthony Aust: Alternatives to Treaty-Making: MOUs as Political Commitments3. Olufumi Elias: Who Can Make Treaties? International Organizations4. Marise Cremona: Who Can Make Treaties? The European Union5. Thomas Grant: Who Can Make Treaties? Other Subjects of International Law6. Kal Raustiala: NGOs in International Treaty-MakingPart II: Treaty Formation7. George Korontzis: Making the Treaty8. Curtis A Bradley: Treaty Signature9. Robert E Dalton: Provisional Application of Treaties10. Arancha Hinojal-Oyarbide and Annebeth Rosenboom: Managing the Process of Treaty Formation-Depositaries and Registration11. Edward T Swaine: Treaty ReservationsPart III: Treaty Application12. Symeon Karagiannis: The Territorial Application of Treaties13. David J Bederman: Third Party Rights and Obligations in Treaties14. Jutta Brunnee: Treaty Amendments15. David Sloss: Domestic Application of Treaties16. Gerhard Hafner and Gregor Novak: State Succession in Respect of Treaties17. Geir Ulfstein: Treaty Bodies and Regimes18. Christopher J Borgen: Treaty Conflicts and Normative FragmentationPart IV: Treaty Interpretation19. Richard Gardiner: The Vienna Convention Rules on Treaty Interpretation20. Catherine Brolmann: Specialized Rules of Treaty Interpretation: International Organizations21. Basak Cali: Specialized Rules of Treaty Interpretation: Human RightsPart V: Avoiding or Exiting Treaty Commitments22. Jan Klabbers: The Validity and Invalidity of Treaties23. Bruno Simma and Christian Tams: Reacting against Treaty Breaches24. Malgosia Fitzmaurice: Exceptional Circumstances and Treaty Commitments25. Larry Helfer: Terminating TreatiesPart VI: Treaty Clauses and InstrumentsInitial Decisions on Treaty-MakingConditions on Joining a TreatyConstituting the Treaty and its DisseminationApplying the TreatyAmendmentsThe End of Treaty Relations

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"Hollis's book marks a refreshing and welcome change of pace and focus ... The volume is and will long remain an essential reference for any one working with treaties either in a practical or academic way." --Mark Weston Janis, NILR