Codification and Decolonization 1950–1974

Matthew Craven

in The Decolonization of International Law

Published in print December 2007 | ISBN: 9780199217625
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191705410 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Monographs in International Law

 Codification and Decolonization 1950–1974

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This chapter discusses the process of codification. Topics covered include: the move to codification, the part played by the International Law Commission and the International Law Association, the Waldock Reports, the relationship with the law of treaties, the question of new States, semi-sovereignty, dispositive treaties, and finally the adjustments made at the Vienna Conference. It is shown that those involved in the codification were unable to deal with the problem of succession in a way that did not draw within it questions of identity and status, or conclusions about the relationship between international and municipal law.

Keywords: State succession; International Law Commission; treaties; territorial agreements; devolution agreements; Waldock Reports; dispositive treaties; Vienna Conference

Chapter.  63322 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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