Spanish Foreign Relations Law and the Process for Making Treaties and Other International Agreements

Oxford Handbook on Comparative Foreign Relations Law, Curtis A. Bradley ed., Oxford University Press, 2019, Forthcoming

15 Pages Posted: 2 Oct 2018  

Carlos Espósito

University Autónoma of Madrid (UAM)

Date Written: August 16, 2018

Abstract

This chapter explores the concept of a Spanish foreign relations law in two ways. First, it discusses scholarly texts on matters related to foreign relations law, domestic case law on the principle of universal jurisdiction, and national legislation on state immunity as evidence of a Spanish foreign relations law. Second, it deals with the process under Spanish law for making treaties and other international agreements, and issues arising from the conclusion and enforcement of the law of treaties in relation to autonomous communities. The chapter suggests that the Spanish conception of foreign relations law can be described as predominantly internationalist, with elements of allocative, constitutional, and diplomatic functions.

Keywords: foreign relations law, Spain, treaties, international agreements, jurisdictional immunities, universal jurisdiction, federalism

Suggested Citation

Espósito, Carlos, Spanish Foreign Relations Law and the Process for Making Treaties and Other International Agreements (August 16, 2018). Oxford Handbook on Comparative Foreign Relations Law, Curtis A. Bradley ed., Oxford University Press, 2019, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3245395 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3245395

Carlos Espósito (Contact Author)

University Autónoma of Madrid (UAM) ( email )

Faculty of Law
Madrid, 28049
Spain

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