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1 - Introduction to Good Treaty Practice

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 January 2020

Jill Barrett
Affiliation:
Queen Mary University of London
Robert Beckman
Affiliation:
National University of Singapore
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The chapter provides a general overview of the Handbook and identifies those who may be interested in and/or benefit from it. It explains that the aim of the Handbook is not only to describe treaty practice as it is, but also to suggest how to do it well. It explains what treaty practice is and sets out proposed criteria for good practice, with plenty of examples that meet these criteria. The chapter also introduces a useful analytical tool to enable each government and IO to identify and develop the best treaty practice for their circumstances, recognising that one size does not necessarily fit all.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2020

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