DT: "Presidential letters don`t matter unless backed up by legislative bodies" EVADING INT'L OBLIGATIONS Vienna Convention, 1969 Article 27: "A party may not invoke the provisions of its internal law as justification for its failure to perform a treaty. This rule is without prejudice to article 46." Article 46: "1. A State may not invoke the fact that its consent to be bound by a treaty has been expressed in violation of a provision of its internal law regarding competence to conclude treaties as invalidating its consent unless that violation was manifest and concerned a rule of its internal law of fundamental importance." "2. A violation is manifest if it would be objectively evident to any State conducting itself in the matter in accordance with normal practice and in good faith." Conclusion: Israel can not avoid the binding nature of the letters by pointing to domestic legislative norms. Score: David gets an "F" Homework: Memorize the Vienna Convention, 1969.
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