The Termination and Revision of Treaties in the Light of New Customary International Law

Hardcover | June 1, 1988

byNancy KontouAs told byIan Brownlie

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This highly original and challenging study offers an examination of the tensions which exist between the two most important sources of international law: Treaty and Custom. Through detailed analysis of State Practice and key decisions of International Tribunals Dr Kontou considers thecircumstances by which new customary law may abrogate the obligations of a prior Treaty, and argues that there is a special category of situations which supports the right of a state to re-negotiate a Treaty by an appeal to new customary law.

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This highly original and challenging study offers an examination of the tensions which exist between the two most important sources of international law: Treaty and Custom. Through detailed analysis of State Practice and key decisions of International Tribunals Dr Kontou considers thecircumstances by which new customary law may abrogat...

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This book deals with a central issue of international law: the relationship between two of its sources, treaty and custom. In particular, it examines one aspect of this relationship that has not been satisfactorily covered in the literature, whether new customary law may abrogate or modify prior incompatible treaties. State practice in...

Nancy Kontou is at Commission of the European Communities, Brussels.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:186 pages, 9.06 × 6.3 × 0.63 inPublished:June 1, 1988Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198258429

ISBN - 13:9780198258421

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