1969 Vienna Convention: Article 51 Coercion of a Representative of State

THE VIENNA CONVENTIONS ON THE LAW OF TREATIES. A COMMENTARY, pp. 1179-1198, O. Corten & P. Klein, eds., Oxford University Press, July 2011

Posted: 7 Jul 2011

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Giovanni Distefano

University of Neuchatel - Faculty of Law; University of Geneva - Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Date Written: July 7, 2011

Abstract

This article deals with one of the most ancient and firmly consolidated grounds of invalidity of treaties. A treaty concluded through the coercion exerted against State representative, be it a single human being or a group thereof, is without any legal effect. Moreover, the act of coercion itself can amount to an international wrongful act.

Keywords: Nullity of Treaties, Coercion, State Representative

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Distefano, Giovanni, 1969 Vienna Convention: Article 51 Coercion of a Representative of State (July 7, 2011). THE VIENNA CONVENTIONS ON THE LAW OF TREATIES. A COMMENTARY, pp. 1179-1198, O. Corten & P. Klein, eds., Oxford University Press, July 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1880897

Giovanni Distefano (Contact Author)

University of Neuchatel - Faculty of Law ( email )

Neuchatel, CH-2000
Switzerland

University of Geneva - Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights ( email )

Villa Moynier
120B rue de Lausanne
Geneva, 1211
Switzerland

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