Oliver Dorr, Kirsten Schmalenbach
Springer; 2012 – 2nd edition
The Commentary on the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties provides an in-depth article-by-article analysis of all provisions of the Vienna Convention. The texts are uniformly structured: (I) Purpose and Function of the Article; (II) Historical Background and Negotiating History; and (III) Elements of the Article. The Vienna Convention on Treaties between States and IOs and between IOs is taken into account where appropriate. In sum; the present Commentary contains a comprehensive legal analysis of all aspects of the international law of treaties. 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 addressed to academia; as well as to practitioners of international law.