Unilateral Acts of States in Public International Law


In Unilateral Acts of States in Public International Law Przemysław Saganek discusses one of the most important sources of States’ obligations in international law.
He analyzes in a critical way the classical catalogue of unilateral acts comprising: promise, waiver, recognition and protest. He convincingly proves that this list is misleading as it oversees several important acts of States. On the other hand, several classical acts do not necessarily give rise to legal effects or are not necessarily unilateral. The author undertakes a thorough analysis of several types of acts, showing their similarities and dissimilarities. He concludes that the group category of ‘unilateral acts’ covers such diverse elements that they could be hardly codified in a single set of rules.

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Pages: 641–656
Pages: 657–662
Przemysław Saganek, Dr. hab. (1971), Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, is Professor at that Institute. He has published monographs and many articles on public international law and the law of the European Union.
All interested in public international law, in particular sources of international law, as well as international relations and theory of law, especially students, academic teachers, researchers, diplomats and statesmen.
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