Sunday, February 21, 2016

Tams: Regulating Treaty Breaches

Christian J. Tams (Univ. of Glasgow - Law) has posted Regulating Treaty Breaches. Here's the abstract:
This paper, written for an edited volume on the law of treaties, assesses how international law deals with treaty breaches. It identifies the three main 'sites' of the international regulation, viz. the general law of treaties, the law of State responsibility, and particular treaties containing express clauses on treaty breaches. It analyses the key features of the three regimes and, in so doing, evaluates controversial rules on countermeasures and on suspension and termination of treaties. Beyond those specific issues, it also offers a general account of the respective fields of treaty law and responsibility.