Incorporation of International Law

The incorporation of international law is the process by international agreements become part of the municipal law of a sovereign state. A country incorporates a treaty by passing domestic legislation that gives effect to the treaty in the national legal system.

Whether incorporation is necessary depends on a country's domestic law. Some states follow a monist system where treaties can become law without incorporation, if their provisions are considered sufficiently self-explanatory. In contrast dualist states require all treaties to be incorporated before they can have any domestic legal effects. Most countries follow a treaty ratification method somewhere between these two extremes.

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... treaties become legally binding in domestic law if they are self-executing ... Under French law ratified treaties are considered to be equivalent or even superior to domestic legislation ... In such cases, incorporation is often either redundant or very little is required ...

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