Implementation Of International Human Rights Treaties

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According to the 1969 Vienna Convention, treaty means “an international agreement concluded between States in written form and governed by international law, whether embodied in a single instrument or in two or more related instruments and whatever its particular designation", although 17 years later at 1986 Convention in Vienna also, the definition of treaty was extended in a sense so it could incorporate the international organizations as probable parties in the execution of the treaties. We can say that the main object of a treaty, since it is a contract, is to legally-bind the parties, this means, to create reciprocal rights and duties among them. The treaties have to be entered into by states and, since 1986, …show more content…

Reservations, among other things are a good example, of why a discussion exists on whether or not the treaties are the best framework for international human rights. I believe that if some things can be polished or worked on, the treaties will be definitely the best and only way to promote and protect international human rights.
The Vienna Convention of 1969 defines reservation in its article 2.1. (d) as “an 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”, this means that any State can reserve to comply with certain provisions stated in a treaty if they said so while signing the treaty. This is an issue because then you empower a country with the opportunity to sign a treaty without certainly believing in it, and you empower it to not fully comply with it. Some people say that the courts should enforce the Human Right treaties and ignore the signals that the States send out in their reservations, in order for them to what is just and comply with their commitment. Although this happens a lot, Goldsmith and Posner say that reservations are predominantly used by liberal democracies to circumvent any treaty obligation they do not want to comply with. There is a true incentive into ratifying a

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