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Treaties & treaty law: International law of treaties

International Law of Treaties

Construction, ratification & validity of treaties and the effect of unilateral declarations (VCLT arts.13, 14, 15, 18, 24, 42, 45, 46, 49, 50, 52, 53, 62).

Interpretation of treaties (VCLT Arts. 31-33)

Breach of treaty responsibilities (VCLT Arts. 35, 36, 49-53)

Role of United Nations

The 2019 OUP publication (above) " ... argues that the greatest contribution of the UN is ...  the process through which the UN has transformed the structure of international law to expand the range and depth of subjects covered by treaties. The book offers the first sustained analysis of the UN as a forum in which and an institution through which treaties are negotiated and implemented"

For more guidance on the United Nations, please visit the Official Papers Guide

Titles on topic

The section of the LawBod with shelfmarks beginning Internat 670 has books specifically on treaty law, both theory and practice. Some of these are also available online to holders of an Oxford SSO.

To subject search SOLO use:  Treaties -- Interpretation and construction

Below are some examples available

Available in print only, on Level 3 of the Law Library