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Cambridge studies in international and comparative law ; 149.
The law of treaties is in constant motion, understood not only as locomotion, but also as motion through time and as change. Thus, kinesis and stasis, two sides of the same concept of 'motion', are the central themes of Treaties in Motion. The concept of motion adopted in this book is based on the philosophy of Aristotle. He identified six types of motion: creation (genesis), increase (auxesis), diminution (meiosis), alteration (alloiosis), destruction (phthora), and change of place (kata topon metabole), which has been amended by the authors to change in space-time (kata topon kai chronon metavole) to reflect our modern scientific understanding of time as a dimension through which motion and change occurs. Each chapter's analysis proceeds by focusing on a specific area of a treaty's 'life-cycle', where each type of motion shines through and is described through three different frames of reference: treaties, the Vienna Convention of the Law of Treaties, and customary law.
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Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Treaty Genesis : Concept of a Treaty in International Law, Including its Formation and Motion Consent to be Bound : The Force Behind the Motion of Treaties Treaty Interpretation and its Rules : Of Motion through Time, 'Time-Will' and 'Time-Bubbles' Amendment/Modification/Revision of Treaties : Motion as Change Treaties and their Phthora : Withdrawing from and Terminating/Suspending Treaties Concluding Remarks.