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A Treaty is an agreement between sovereign governments.



  • (Wikipedia, 2019) ⇒ Retrieved:2019-1-21.
    • A treaty is an agreement under international law entered into by actors in international law, namely sovereign states and international organizations. A treaty may also be known as an (international) agreement, protocol, covenant, convention, pact, or exchange of letters, among other terms. Regardless of terminology, all of these forms of agreements are, under international law, equally considered treaties and the rules are the same. [1] Treaties can be loosely compared to contracts: both are examples of willing parties assuming obligations among themselves, and any party that fails to live up to their obligations can be held liable under international law.
  1. In United States constitutional law, the term "treaty" has a special meaning which is more restricted than its meaning in international law; see United States law below.