Washington Law Review


Shabtai Rosenne


The International Law Conmission is presently engaged in a project to codify the Law of Treaties. A project of this magnitude is, of course, replete with imany substantive legal problems. The author, while fully cognizant of the ramifications of the legal issues presented by the codification, takes as his central topic some of the less obvious but, perhaps ultiviately more critical problems, related to the codification project. After defining the scope of the project and tracing the remote and recent history of the codification of treaty law, the author discusses the structural form which the restatement of treaty law has taken, the impact which the political attitudes of participating states have had on the project and the conditions-both procedural and in terms of political climate—necessary for a successful diplomatic negotiation and adjustment of conflicting state interests.

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