Rebus sic stantibus legal definition of rebus sic stantibus
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Rebus Sic Stantibus
[Latin, At this point of affairs; in these circumstances.] A tacit condition attached to all treaties to the effect that they will no longer be binding as soon as the state of facts and conditions upon which they were based changes to a substantial degree.
rebus sic stantibus ‘in these circumstance’, in public international law the doctrine that considers a treaty as being no longer obligatory if there is a material change in circumstances.
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Le texte de Cicero constitue l'un des points de depart de la doctrine de la clausula rebus sic stantibus
with regard to treaties, the doctrine of rebus sic stantibus
The essential support for withdrawal from the ABM Treaty resides in the doctrine of rebus sic stantibus
-- namely, that a treaty looses its binding force if the circumstances at its point of origin have changed in ways fundamental to the object and purpose of the treaty.