"The centrality of treaties to the international legal system requires little emphasis. Not only is the treaty a source of law that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is bound to apply when resolving international disputes, but it is also the medium through which the vast preponderance of international legal intercourse is now conducted. The essays contained in this informative volume disclose a wide variety of opinion on a broad range of issues concerning the conclusion, application and termination of treaties."--Provided by publisher.
First published 2004 by Ashgate Publishing.
Formatted Contents Note
part, I Evolution chapter 1 The Treaty on Treaties / Richard D. Kearney Robert E. Dalton* part, II The Nature of Treaties chapter 2 What Is an Agreement in International Law? * / Kelvin Widdows\n † chapter 3 A Mirage in the Sand? Distinguishing Binding and Non-Binding Relations Between States / Christine Chinkin\n * chapter 4 The Significance of the Registration or Non-Registration of an International Agreement in Determining Whether or Not it is a Treaty / D. N. Hutchinson chapter 5 Some Problems Regarding the Object and Purpose of Treaties / Klabbers* Jan chapter 6 The International Legal Obligations of Signatories to an Unratified Treaty / Martin A. Rogoff* part, III Treaty Integrity chapter 7 Universality or Integrity? Some Reflections on Reservations to General Multilateral Treaties* / Catherine Redgwell‡ part, IV Evolution chapter 8 The International Law Commission's Draft Articles upon Interpretation: Textuality Redivivus / Myres S. McDougal chapter 9 Vae Victis or Woe to The Negotiators! Your Treaty or Our "Interpretation" of It? (Review Article) / Gerald Fitzmaurice chapter 10 Varieties of Approach to Treaty Interpretation: With Special Reference to The Draft Convention on the Law of Treaties Before the Vienna Diplomatic Conference / Francis G. Jacobs\n * chapter 11 Theory and Practice of Treaty Interpretation * / Maarten Bos\n ** part, V Invalidity, Suspension and Termination of Treaties chapter 12 Problems Concerning the Validity of Treaties / T.O. Elias chapter 13 Down the Danube: The Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and the Case Concerning the Gabcïkovo-Nagymaros Project / Daniel Reichert-Facilides* chapter 14 The Concept of Jus Cogens in the Vienna Convention on the Law of the Treaties / Merlin M. Magallona* chapter 15 Unilateral Denunciation of Treaties; The Vienna Convention and the International Court of Justice / Herbert W.\n * Briggs chapter 16 Nonperformance of International Agreements / Christine Chinkin\n †.