Article 25

Provisional application
  • Heike Krieger


If a treaty is applied before its formal entry into force, it is applied provisionally. In such a case, a negotiating State is bound by the treaty although the treaty has not yet been formally ratified on the national level. In general, negotiating States will only consider such a provisional application if one of the States must submit the treaty to a constitutional ratification process. Provisional application is thus a frequently used tool when national ratification might prolong the period between conclusion of a treaty and its entry into force.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heike Krieger
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  1. 1.Professor of Public Law and Public International Law, Law FacultyFree University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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