Document Type

Article

Abstract

This chapter in the Sources of State Practice in International Law summarizes and analyzes South Korea's international law practice especially relating to treaty succession, treaty implementation, and practice related to international custom. Korea did not succeed any treaties concluded before August 15, 1948, when the government of the Republic of Korea was newly established. Treaties are primary sources of law in Korea. Korea signed the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties on November 27, 1969 and later ratified it on April 27, 1977. The article explains in detail the treaty-making process in Korea and where new treaties are published and archived. The article also shows which sources to look at to figure out Korean legal practice with an annotated bibliography.

Date of Authorship for this Version

2014

Keywords

Republic of Korea, South Korea, sources, state practice, international law, treaty, treaty succession, treaty implementation, international custom, treaty practice, Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Korean legal resources, Korean legal research, research guides

Original Citation

Jootaek Lee, Sources of State Practice in International Law: Republic of Korea, in Sources of State Practice in International Law 360-69 (Ralph F. Gaebler & Alison A. Shea eds., 2014).

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