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for expressing the consent of the State to be bound by a treaty, or for accomplishing any other act with respect to a treaty; (d) 'reservation' means a unilateral statement, however phrased or named, made by a State, when signing, ratifying, accepting, approving or acceding to a treaty, whereby it purports to exclude or to modify the legal effect of certain provisions of the treaty in their application to that State;.
A State is obliged to refrain from acts which would defeat the object and purpose of a treaty when:
(a) it has signed the treaty or has exchanged instruments constituting the treaty subject to ratification, acceptance or approval, until it shall have made its intention clear not to become a party to the treaty; or (b) it has expressed its consent to be bound by the treaty, pending the entry into force of the treaty and provided that such entry into force is not unduly delayed.
The United States considers many of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties to constitute customary international law on the law of treaties.
originally posted by: Shamrock6
a reply to: dfnj2015
A treaty is a formal, and binding, agreement between sovereign states. A cessation of hostilities is not the only thing that qualifies as a treaty.
You really don't need to post things out of complete ignorance just to post them. You don't get extra points for a high post count.
As the government of the United States of America is not in any sense founded on the Christian Religion,-as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion or tranquility of Musselmen,-and as the said States never have entered into any war or act of hostility against any Mehomitan nation, it is declared by the parties that no pretext arising from religious opinions shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
it certainly appeared that you were of the belief that a treaty only ended warfare. Don't break out your google-fu in an effort to cover that up now. Should've done that first.
What difference do treaties make when the US is always at war.
Treaties do not mean anything.