Article 62. Fundamental change of circumstances

  • Oliver Dörr
  • Kirsten Schmalenbach


In contrast to Arts 54–60 and similar to Art 61, Art 62 makes provision for unforeseen developments or events affecting the execution of a treaty which occur outside of it and subsequent to its conclusion. It covers the fundamental change of circumstances in general terms, whereas Art 61 deals with one specific instance – the narrowly defined supervening impossibility of performance (→ Art 61 MN 1; also → MN 65).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.European Legal Studies InstituteUniversity of OsnabrückOsnabrückGermany
  2. 2.Faculty of Law Department of Public Law/International LawUniversity of SalzburgSalzburgAustria

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