Where does the binding force of international treaties come from? This lecture considers three centuries of international peace treaties to examine how signatories sought to convince one another of the viability of their commitments.
This event is part of the LSE Taxation Seminars series, organised by Dr Eduardo Baistrocchi. These events are held on LSE campus, but a Zoom link will also be circulated in advance. For further information, please contact Eduardo Baistrocchi firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Boilerplate’ terms are those that appear in a multitude of agreements – such as ‘entry into force’ terms copied directly from the United Nations Handbook on Final Clauses. We know little about such boilerplate in international law. However, literature in a different institutional setting, private law contracts, indicates that while boilerplate can make negotiations more efficient, it has a dark side: it may be imposed by more powerful parties to gain benefits; it can persist even as conditions change; and it can take on a life of its own and come to mean something different from what was intended by the drafters.
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