Interpretation of Maxims: “Pacta Sunt Servanda”

  • Harsh Srivastava
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  • Harsh Srivastava

    Student at Amity University Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

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"Honoring Commitments in International Law: Unraveling the Significance and Challenges of 'Pacta Sunt Servanda'" The phrase "Pacta sunt servanda" encapsulates a fundamental principle in international law, highlighting the crucial need to honor agreements and uphold contractual obligations. This research endeavors to explore the historical evolution, legal implications, and contemporary relevance of this maxim within the framework of international relations. It also aims to examine the challenges and exceptions that have emerged in its practical application, shedding light on the intricate dynamics of international agreements and their profound impact on the broader spectrum of global governance. By delving into key case studies and historical developments, the paper provides a comprehensive analysis of the significance of "Pacta sunt servanda" in shaping the foundation of modern international law. The abstracted study sheds light on the complexities inherent in upholding international agreements and emphasizes the need for a balanced approach that integrates the principles of justice, equity, and evolving global dynamics. Through the critical examination of historical contexts and contemporary challenges, this research contributes to a deeper understanding of the implications of the maxim "Pacta sunt servanda" and its role in ensuring stability and fostering cooperation among nations. Furthermore, it highlights the necessity for the international community to adapt to the evolving nature of global relations while upholding the principles of mutual respect and adherence to agreed-upon terms. This study ultimately underscores the pivotal role of "Pacta sunt servanda" in promoting a rules-based international order and facilitating the resolution of disputes through a framework that prioritizes mutual trust, reliability, and accountability.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 528 - 533


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