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Whatever it is called, it constitutes a reservation in fact if it purports to exclude, limit, or modify [a] state’s legal obligation. Sometimes … a declaration purports to be an “understanding,” an interpretation of the agreement in a particular respect. Such an interpretive declaration is not a reservation if it reflects the accepted view of the agreement. But another contracting party may challenge the expressed understanding, treating it as a reservation which it is not prepared to accept. Whiteman’s Digest defines understandings, declarations and statements: … “[U]nderstanding” is often used to designate a statement when it is not intended to modify or limit any of the provisions of the treaty in its international operation but is intended merely to clarify or explain or to deal with some other matter incidental to the operation of the treaty in a manner other than as a substantive reservation.
As of August 6, 2009, 75 States were Straddling Stocks Agreement parties. Multilateral Treaties ch. 21, pt. 7. 86 â•‡ Cf. S. Const. art. II, § 2, cl. 2. 87 â•‡ S. Exec. Rep. No. , 2d Sess. (2004); see also Standing Rules of the Senate, S. Doc. No. 106–15, R. 30(1) (2000). 88 â•‡ S. Doc. No. 106–15, note 87, R. 30(2). 89 â•‡ President George W. S. html (visited May 29, 2007). 90 There was no action in 2008, and under Senate rules the agreements again returned to the Committee at the end of the session.
Definitions for the Law of the Sea by Wake Forest University, Co-Publication with: The American Branch of the International Law Association General Editor: George K. Walker