A treaty is an express agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organizations. A treaty may also be known as an (international) agreement, protocol, covenant, convention or exchange of letters, among other terms. Regardless of terminology, all of these forms of agreements are, under international law, equally considered treaties and the rules are the same.
Treaties can be loosely compared to contracts: both are means of willing parties assuming obligations among themselves, and a party to either that fails to live up to their obligations can be held liable under international law.
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... Ultimately, the peace talks led to the negotiation of the Anglo-Irish Treaty (6 December 1921), which was then ratified in triplicate by Dáil Éireann on 7 January 1922 (so giving it legal legitimacy ... The treaty allowed Northern Ireland, which had been created by the Government of Ireland Act 1920, to opt out of the Free State if it wished, which it duly did on 8 December 1921 under the procedures ... the money owed to Britain by the Free State under the Treaty was not demanded ...
71) attached that effectively ended the President’s treaty making by providing that no Indian nation or tribe shall be acknowledged as an independent nation, tribe, or power with whom the ...
... States and Korea negotiated and approved a 14-article treaty ... The treaty established mutual friendship and mutual assistance in case of attack and also addressed such specific matters as extraterritorial rights for American citizens in Korea and most favored nation trade ... The treaty remained in effect until the annexation of Korea in 1910 ...
... The Treaty of Passarowitz or Treaty of Požarevac was the peace treaty signed in Požarevac (Serbian Cyrillic Пожаревац, German Passarowitz, Turkish Pasarofça), a town in Ottoman ... The treaty reflected the military situation ... Morea at the time) and Crete, gained by the Treaty of Karlowitz, retaining only the Ionian Islands, the cities of Preveza and Arta ...
... Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, a WIPO-administered treaty, a procedure for an international registration exists ... WIPO or with the national office in a country party to the treaty ... The design will then be protected in as many member countries of the treaty as desired ...
Famous quotes containing the word treaty:
“He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.”
—G.C. (Georg Christoph)
“The hand that signed the treaty bred a fever,
And famine grew, and locusts came;
Great is the hand that holds dominion over
Man by a scribbled name.”
—Dylan Thomas (19141953)
“There is between sleep and us something like a pact, a treaty with no secret clauses, and according to this convention it is agreed that, far from being a dangerous, bewitching force, sleep will become domesticated and serve as an instrument of our power to act. We surrender to sleep, but in the way that the master entrusts himself to the slave who serves him.”
—Maurice Blanchot (b. 1907)