pacta sunt servanda

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Pacta Sunt Servanda

[Latin, Promises must be kept.] An expression signifying that the agreements and stipulations of the parties to a contract must be observed.

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pacta sunt servanda

‘agreements are binding’. This doctrine of the canon law taken into civilian systems is not accepted in English law, which requires CONSIDERATION.
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'If only we respected pacta sunt servanda in our obligations under Unclos, there could be less animosity with its greater likelihood of conflict,' Locsin said, apparently alluding to China.
Locsin pointed this out as he scored some states for going against the principle of pacta sunt servanda (agreements must be kept) in international law.
"Just as the very rule of pacta sunt servanda in the law of treaties is based on good faith, so also is the international character of international obligation assumed by unilateral declaration.
'PACTA SUNT SERVANDA, a basic international law postulate that 'every treaty in force is binding upon the parties to it and must be performed by them in good faith.' The exacting imperative of this principle is such that a state may not invoke provisions in its constitution or its laws as an excuse for failure to perform this duty.' (from the concurring opinion of Justice Presbitero Velasco, Jr.
Cypriot politicians across the divide need to be constantly reminded that treaties must be performed in good faith -- not cherry-picked for the bits that suit: pacta sunt servanda .
Taking into account that the decision to start EU accession negotiations with Turkey was adopted before she became chancellor, she did not oppose the continuation of talks -- respecting one of the basic rules of international relations, known as "pacta sunt servanda" (promises have to be fulfilled).
Nel lessico comune, le parole "fede" e "fiducia" postulano la regola pacta sunt servanda, mentre nel linguaggio del diritto pubblico la fedelta e stata ricondotta al "dovere che il suddito ha nei confronti del sovrano, correlato alla protezione ricevuta" (12), come la posizione di natura morale e politica, il cui substrato soggettivo e riconducibile al concetto di onore (13).
A jus cogen of international law is pacta sunt servanda, treaties are binding on signatories and are to be abided by.
The US government should once and for all commit itself to respect the principle of pacta sunt servanda (agreements must be kept), which is the most fundamental principle of international law and a foundation for civilized relations among peoples, and discard in practice the dangerous doctrine which views international law and international organizations as merely 'a tool in the US toolbox'[74].
European Commission spokesman Margaritis Schinas used a Latin term "Pacta sunt servanda" - or "agreements must be kept" - as he made clear that Brussels expects Washington to honour its commitments.