This chapter will show that succession to State contracts depends on what types of succession is involved. There is no one-fits-it-all answer. Succession to contracts seems to be well established in the context of cession of territory, unification and incorporation of States. On the contrary, in the context of secession, dissolution and Newly Independent States it is the tabula rasa principle which should normally find application. Yet, there are particular circumstances where the solution of non-succession would not be appropriate in the context of a secession and dissolution.
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