Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

A Commentary

  • Oliver Dörr
  • Kirsten Schmalenbach

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-lviii
  2. Preamble

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Kirsten Schmalenbach
      Pages 9-18
  3. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Kirsten Schmalenbach
      Pages 21-28
    3. Kirsten Schmalenbach
      Pages 29-54
    4. Kirsten Schmalenbach
      Pages 55-88
    5. Kirsten Schmalenbach
      Pages 89-97
    6. Kirsten Schmalenbach
      Pages 99-110
  4. Conclusion and Entry into Force of Treaties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Kirsten Schmalenbach
      Pages 113-128
    3. Frank Hoffmeister
      Pages 129-143
    4. Frank Hoffmeister
      Pages 145-150
    5. Frank Hoffmeister
      Pages 151-162
    6. Frank Hoffmeister
      Pages 163-167
    7. Frank Hoffmeister
      Pages 169-179
    8. Frank Hoffmeister
      Pages 181-192
    9. Frank Hoffmeister
      Pages 193-197
    10. Frank Hoffmeister
      Pages 199-215

About this book


The Commentary on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties provides an in-depth article-by-article analysis of all of the Vienna Convention’s provisions. Each provision’s analysis consists of (I) Purpose and Function of the Article, (II) Historical Background with Negotiating History, (III) Elements of the Article and finally (IV) Treaties of International Organizations. In short, the present Commentary contains a comprehensive legal analysis of all aspects of the international law of treaties. Furthermore, where the law of treaties reaches into other fields of international law, e.g. the law of state responsibility, the relevant interfaces are discussed and contextualized. With its focus on international practice, the Commentary is an invaluable reference for both academia and practitioners of international law.


Customary law International Law International Organizations Law of Treaties Vienna convention

Editors and affiliations

  • Oliver Dörr
    • 1
  • Kirsten Schmalenbach
    • 2
  1. 1.European Legal Studies InstituteUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Law, Department of Public Law/International LawUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Law and Criminology
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-55159-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-55160-8
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