Too much fuss about the “Pacta Sunt Servanda…..”and “rebus sic stantibus”….


Dear friends all over the world, there is too much fuss about some statements concerning agreements between countries that in good faith must be kept.

So that we won’t be unawares…please find here-under the DEFINITIONS from Wikipedia and Oxford dictionary:

Pacta sunt servanda is a latin term which means agreements must be kept. It is the principle in international law which says that international treaties should be upheld by all the signatories. The rule of pacta sunt servanda is based upon the principle of good faith.

Origin

Mid 19th century. From classical Latin pacta, plural of pactum + sunt servanda ‘(they) must be kept’, after pacta et promissa semperne servanda sint whether agreements and promises should always be kept (Cicero De Officiis 3. 92); compare ideo servandum erit pactum conventum thus it will be necessary to keep the agreement made (Justinian Digest 2. 14. 13. 1).https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/pacta_sunt_servanda

Most distinquished Lawyers add that the “pacta sunt servanda” must be accompanied by:the principle of rebus sic STANTIBUS?
In public international law, clausula rebus sic stantibus (Latin for “things thus standing”) is the legal doctrine allowing for treaties to become inapplicable because of a fundamental change of circumstances.

Clausula rebus sic stantibus – Wikipedia, the free …

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clausula_rebus_sic_stantibus
Thus the expression is correctly said that is of Latin origin and has……nothing to do ….with the Spanish word of beer!!!(Ha ha)
written on Nov. 16th, 2016
by
Anastasia Karamerou
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