International Law Keyed to Damrosche
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A treaty for the construction and operation of a system of locks on the Danube River was entered into by Hungary and Czechoslovakia. Work started but was not completed. While Czechoslovakia divided into two separate states, Hungary too under significant change in government. After a period of time, Hungary gave notice of the termination of the treaty. Due to the change in circumstances, Hungary and Slovakia petitioned the I.C.J. to decide whether Hungary was entitled to suspend and abandon its operations. Slovakia on its part contended that it was entitled to implement a significant variation from the original plan in response to Hungary’s repudiation of the treaty.
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