Provisionally Applied Treaties: Their Binding Force and Legal Nature


In Provisionally Applied Treaties: Their Binding Force and Legal Nature, Anneliese Quast Mertsch examines the binding force and legal nature of treaties during the period of their provisional application, a subject whose significance in practice is not reflected in the relatively limited attention it receives in academic writing. She analyses academic opinion and international practice (including especially the manifestations of the intentions of the parties) on the subject. Whilst commonly considered as being in a class of their own, the book instead suggests that provisionally applied treaties are agreements whose binding force and legal nature can vary and should be determined on a case-by-case basis, as is done with other agreements in international law.

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Anneliese Quast Mertsch, LL.M. (King’s College London), Ph.D. (Queen Mary, University of London), is Special Assistant to the Executive Head of the UNCC Secretariat. She has published on various aspects of international law, including the law of treaties and law of international organisations.
This title is aimed at academics as well as practitioners: International law institutes; academic libraries; academics and post-graduate students researching / studying the law of treaties; legal advisers to States and international organisations. Subject: the law of treaties.