CIL and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (the Institute) co-organized a Workshop on Treaty Law and Practice from the 16th to the 19th of January 2012 in Singapore at the Grand Copthorne Hotel. The first of its kind, the Singapore Workshop focused on the operational aspects of treaty practice which comprise the daily work inside treaty offices all over the world, and on which very little published information is available. Good treaty practice is vital to the clarity of states’ international legal relations and to their ability to comply with international law. The Workshop provided a rare opportunity for treaty officers to exchange views and experiences with their counterparts from other countries in the region as well as international experts in the field. The Workshop’s output includes a set of recommendations designed to improve treaty practices in the region.
The Workshop report provides a summary of the proceedings and discussions at the Workshop and an overview of a larger project on best treaty practice of which the Workshop comprised a key element.