Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
In theory, treaty commitments remain a foundation of international law, often expressed in the adage pacta sunt servanda: ‘agreements are to be kept’.1 In practice, however, some treaty violations remain without realistic sanctions. Here as elsewhere, the divergence between theory and practice remains greater in practice than in theory.
William W. Park,
Convention Violations and Investment Claims
Available at: https://scholarship.law.bu.edu/faculty_scholarship/2531