Chapter 6 Termination of Treaties: the Contribution of the Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Judgment

In: The Gabčíkovo-Nagymaros Judgment and Its Contribution to the Development of International Law
Author: Panos Merkouris

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Panos Merkouris delves into the treatment by the Court of issues relating to the termination of international treaties, recalling that the Judgment dealt with several grounds of termination set forth in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, in a case which did not fall under the scope of the Convention as such; the main contribution of the Court in this respect is thus the clarification as to the customary status of those rules, which was not seriously put in question by later practice.