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date: 14 June 2024

Leges posteriores priores contrarias abrogant  lā´gās pōstārēō´rās prēō´rās kōntra´rē‐as abrō´gant .  le´jēz pōstērēō´rēz prīō´rez kantra´rē‐us âb´rōgânt . 

Source:
Guide to Latin in International Law
Author(s):

Aaron X. Fellmeth,

Maurice Horwitz

“Later laws abrogate earlier, contrary ones.”A maxim meaning that, where two laws or legal instruments conflict, the one adopted later in time, rather than the one adopted earlier, is considered binding on the relevant parties. In treaty law, this rule applies only to states that are parties to both the earlier and later treaty. ... ...

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