Clausula Rebus Sic Stantibus

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Clausula Rebus Sic Stantibus

 

a direct or implied condition in a treaty that the treaty will remain in force for as long as the circumstances under which it was made remain unchanged.

Clausula rebus sic stantibus substantiates the legality of a refusal to continue to observe a treaty or its individual provisions. It became established as a principle of bourgeois law in the 19th century as a counterbalance to the earlier principle of the “unchangeability of treaties.” To preserve the stability of international obligations, the reservation can be applied only in instances of unquestionable and exceptionally serious grounds. The 1969 Vienna convention on the law of international treaties stipulates that a fundamental change of circumstances may serve as grounds for withdrawal from the treaty only if changes occurred that could not have been foreseen by the parties when the treaty was signed, if these changes represented an important factor in the agreement, and if the changes materially affected the obligations undertaken by the parties to the treaty.

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Invoking rebus sic stantibus does not always prove uncontroversial,
illustrates that the mere invocation of rebus sic stantibus or other
However, any attempt to bring the clausula rebus sic stantibus to bear on the question of Eurozone membership faces at least three obstacles.
In a section about tariff regulations he explained the classical rebus sic stantibus clause.
En el medioevo era difusa la practica de llegar a la revision del contrato mediante reductio, en aplicacion de la llamada clausula rebus sic stantibus en el ambito del que hoy llamamos "desequilibrio sobrevenido", esta practica estaba inspirada en la idea de justicia conmutativa y sustentada a la luz de un principio de equidad.
The concept rebus sic stantibus has its origin in antiquity and the justice of its apparition is questioned by researchers.
In the first stage, the basis for applying this theory consists in suggesting the rebus sic stantibus clause in the contract, which, at that moment, represented the influence of natural law.
To accept Spain's view that the Treaty of Utrecht is good law, and to reject Gibraltar's that it is manifestly bad law, is to cast aside rebus sic stantibus almost violently.
But he seems to be unduly exercised over rebus sic stantibus, a phrase occurring in the papal suspension of the bull of excommunication of 1570.
En este sentido, si se piensa en la distincion atribuida a BARTOLO, entre contratos "qui unico momento perficitur" y contratos "qui habent tractum successivum', podemos indicar que si el momento de la ejecucion del contrato coincide con el de su celebracion, es suficiente con que el equilibrio entre las prestaciones se mantenga en tal momento inicial, en caso contrario el contrato puede modificarse equitativamente o rescindirse por laesio enormis, pero si la ejecucion del contrato es diferida, el equilibrio de las prestaciones debe mantenerse durante toda la ejecucion, en caso contrario el contrato puede modificarse equitativamente o terminarse a causa de laesio superveniens en aplicacion de la clausula rebus sic stantibus.
with regard to treaties, the doctrine of rebus sic stantibus "is