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Diplomatic And Consular Relations And The Conclusion Of Treaties

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The severance or absence of diplomatic or consular relations between two or more states does not prevent the conclusion of treaties between those states. Article 74, which usefully complements Article 63, makes it clear that the conclusion of a treaty does not depend on diplomatic or consular relations. It thereby extricates the law from politics in the freedom it gives states to entertain legal relationships with each other. In practice, states will more often than not refrain from concluding treaties when diplomatic or consular relations are absent, though it is not excluded that they will do so, not least as a new treaty might contribute to the easing of the tension. On the other hand, concluding a treaty may be factually impossible on account of the circumstances surrounding the severance of diplomatic or consular relations.

Keywords: consular relation; diplomatic relation; severance; treaty



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