Why International Agreement Are Important For Any Country

- October 16, 2021

Thus, both the Geneva Protocol and the Biological Weapons Convention are treaties, although neither has the word “treaty” in its name. Under U.S. law, a treaty is specifically a legally binding agreement between countries that requires ratification and “deliberation and approval” by the Senate. All other agreements (treaties in the international sense) are called executive agreements, but are nevertheless legally binding on the United States under international law. A treaty is negotiated by a group of countries, either by an organization created for that specific purpose or by an existing body such as the United Nations (UN) Disarmament Council. The negotiation process can take several years, depending on the subject of the treaty and the number of participating countries. Congress generally requires notification when such an agreement is reached […].