Law of treaties

  • De vrede van Utrecht - 16 juni 1714

    De vrede van Utrecht – 16 juni 1714

    September 6, 2013

    Engraving on the Treaty of Utrecht that was signed in Utrecht on 26 June 1714 by plenipotentiaries of the King of Spain and the States General of  the Republic of the United Netherlands. Image: Group of men standing around a table in a boarding room with in the front two figures that are shaking hands. At the left […]

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  • Treaties

    Considering the fundamental role of treaties in international relations and recognizing the importance of treaties as a source of international law, the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties was adopted in 1969. According to Article 2 of this agreement, a ‘treaty’ means ‘an international agreement concluded between States in written form and governed by international law, whether embodied in a single instrument or in two or more related instruments and whatever its particular designation.

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