Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 March 1995

192 Pages

ISBN: 9780198258421

Bookseller Code (06)

The Termination and Revision of Treaties in the Light of New Customary International Law

Nancy Kontou

A Clarendon Press Publication

Oxford Monographs in International Law

This highly original and challenging study offers an examination of the tensions which exist between the two most important sources of international law: treaty and custom. Through detailed analysis of state practice and key decisions of international tribunals, Kontou considers the circumstances by which new customary law may annul the obligations of a prior treaty, and argues that there is a special category of situations which supports the right of a state to renegotiate a treaty by an appeal to new customary law.