Questions tagged [treaty]

Questions related to the official agreement between sovereign states and/or international organizations. The parties involved in the treaty hold an obligation onto themselves and if they fail to meet the requirements of said treaty, they're held liable under international law.

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Has the Syrian Government used barrel bombs with chlorine since Trump's airstrike?

A few days ago, President Trump launched an airstrike against a Syrian airbase in response to the Syrian Government launching a Saren gas attack. Today, Secretary of Defense Mattis said that further ...
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How would Germany increase its military size beyond 370,000 personnel?

A followup question from this answer. Germany is currently bound by the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany from 1990. It, among other things, prevents Germany from having over 370,...
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Can the United States withdraw/renegotiate from NAFTA without approval from the Senate?

The current political environment makes NAFTA worth considering. I haven't been able to find good research on this topic. I know that a country can withdraw from NAFTA by notifying the other parties ...
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How can international treaties like TTIP be secret and effective?

As you might know, TTIP is negotiated in secret. This is somewhat irritating, but there may be valid reasons (speaking as a citizen of one of the negotiators) to attempt secrecy during the ...
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Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and Indian politics

What are the hindrances for India to sign 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty` and how Indian politics is working for/against it?
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If Turkey enters a war, are other NATO members obligated to assist it?

Let's say Turkey enters a war that is going on in the Middle East. It does not matter against whom. Are other NATO members in the obligation to assist her? Normally they should have to, if Turkey is ...
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Is the free trade agreement between Europe and the US (TTIP) held in secret?

I have heard in a lot of places that the treaty is being negotiated in secret. Is this true? If true, is there an official reason for it?
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What were the exact debt relief terms for Germany in 1953?

I read the Wikipedia article about the London treaty but it doesn't give me a bullet list with the exact concessions made and the terms. Such a list would be perfect to understanding what exactly ...
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Finding the vote count for a Debate on TTIP in the EU parliament

I've been trying to find the exact vote count for the debate that took place yesterday on TTIP at the European Parliament but can't find it. I only found one count of 436 for and 216 against or ...
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Does Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty violate the U.S. Constitution?

Under Article 5, if one member country is attacked, all member countries may be required to respond with military force. But the U.S. Constitution says we aren't allowed to go to war without ...
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Does the Outer Space Treaty expire?

I recently read an article on the New York Times that talks about China's interests in Antarctica, and it mentions that the Antarctic Treaty (created in 1959) expires in 2048: But Mr. Xi’s visit ...
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Article II, section 2, clause 2; and listing(s) of relevent treaties

I have some information relevant to the Panama Canal on my website. I also have, in a database, the US constitution broken down by clause which includes: [the President] shall have Power, by and ...
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Why doesn't the House of Representatives have a say in treaties?

[The President] shall have Power, by and with Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur... (US Constitution) Is there any evidence from ...
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Can USA exit a treaty that was signed and ratified?

Can USA exit a treaty that was signed and ratified by President with Senate approval? If so, what is the precise mechanism for withdrawing from a treaty for US Government? If the answer differs for ...
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What are the consequences of exiting the Outer Space Treaty

In a hypothetical scenario that Russia, China or USA decide to "occupy" the Moon, they can not legally do that now due to having signed the Outer Space Treaty. Can one of the signing countries exit ...
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What is the difference between a treaty and an executive agreement in American Foreign Policy?

So a treaty requires the consent of the United States Senate to come into effect while an executive agreement does not. However, beyond that, what are the differences between the two? Are there ...
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What are the possible actions against a signatory that fails to follow the Kyoto Protocol?

Kyoto Protocol's signatory member nations are grouped as annex I and II countries (Developed) and non-annex countries (Developing). It legally binding only on annex I and II nations. So, What ...
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Why has the United States not signed and ratified the International Criminal Court?

The International Criminal Court (ICC) treaty has been signed by 121 countries. A number of countries are not parties; China, Russia, United States. From the countries that are not parties to the ICC, ...
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Is preemptive war illegal or just politically untenable?

In the lead up to the Iraq war, and to a lesser degree in the discussion before the military action in Libya in 2011, there was much discussion in the United States about the possibility that any ...
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How are conflicts between constitutional and treaty obligations resolved?

The present Constitution of Bolivia, which came into effect on the 7th of February 2009, has this to say about coca (an English translation follows the original Spanish): Artículo 384. El Estado ...

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