Interrogating the Treaty


Essays in the contemporary law of treaties
M. Craven & M. Fitzmaurice (eds.)
Pages: 270 pages
Shipping Weight: 600 gram
Published: 07-2005
Publisher: WLP
Language: US
ISBN (hardcover) : 9789058501905

Product Description

The 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties has come to assume an almost canonical significance for international lawyers. Its influence has been such that the law of treaties is no longer generally regarded by international lawyers as a particularly productive field for academic thought and debate. The purpose of this volume is to encourage some reconsideration of that assumption, inviting international lawyers to reflect not only upon what functions treaties may serve in a changing international environment, or upon the multifarious forms that treaty-making activity. To what extent may treaties construct and mould the identity of participating States? How far does treaty making advance or retard the pursuit of collective interests? What role do ideas of power or consent play in the field?

These and many other similar questions, are the subject of the essays in this collection.