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Modern Treaty Law and Practice

3rd Edition


  • Author: Anthony Aust, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Date Published: October 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107685901

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  • This new edition of a textbook first published in 2000 provides a comprehensive account of the law of treaties from the viewpoint of an experienced practitioner. As such, it is the first, and only, book of its kind. Aust provides a wealth of examples of the problems experienced with treaties on a daily basis, not just when they are the subject of a court case. He explores numerous precedents from treaties and other related documents, such as memorandums of understanding (MOUs), in detail. Using clear, accessible language, the author covers the full extent of treaty law, drawing examples from both treaties and MOUs. Modern Treaty Law and Practice is essential reading for teachers and students of law, political science, international relations and diplomacy, who have an interest in treaties.

    • Each chapter has been updated to include many more detailed examples of treaties and related documents (e.g. MOUs)
    • Written by an experienced practitioner, conveying the practical side of treaty law
    • Uses non-technical language, making it accessible to all
    • Contains more candid information than previous editions, as the author has now left his post in the Foreign Commonwealth Office
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    Product details

    • Edition: 3rd Edition
    • Date Published: October 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107685901
    • length: 516 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 173 x 23 mm
    • weight: 1.01kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969
    2. What is a treaty?
    3. MOUs
    4. Capacity to conclude treaties
    5. Full powers
    6. Adoption and authentication
    7. Consent to be bound
    8. Reservations
    9. Entry into force
    10. Treaties and domestic
    11. Territorial application
    12. Successive
    13. Interpretation
    14. Third States
    15. Amendment
    16. Duration and termination
    17. Invalidity
    18. The depositary
    19. Registration and publication
    20. Dispute settlement and remedies
    21. Succession to treaties
    22. International organisations
    23. Drafting and final clauses

  • Author

    Anthony Aust, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Anthony Aust was a visiting professor at University College, London; the School of Oriental and African Studies, London; the London School of Economics (his alma mater); and Notre Dame University, London. For 35 years he worked in the legal division of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office ending as Deputy to the Legal Adviser. He is now a consultant on public international law to law firms in London and abroad, governments and international organisations.

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