What is the difference between a multilateral treaty and a bilateral treaty?
bilateral treaty involves two countries and a multilateral involves more than two countries. bi = 2 multi = many
There is no such thing as a "bilateral country". You would usually use the word "bilateral" to do something that involves a mutual relationship between TWO countries - for example, a "bilateral treaty", "bilateral relations", "bilateral talks", etc. If more than two countries (or in general, parties) are involved, the word "multilateral" is also used.
A treaty is an agreement between 2 or more parties. The topic(s) agreed upon may, but does not have to - pertain to armed conflict. An armistice, on the other hand - is a treaty whereby a cessation of armed conflict is agreed upon. Sometimes, the armistice is the first step towards a more permanent peace treaty.
The Treaty of Nanking (or Nanjing) was signed on 29 August 1842 to mark the end of the First Opium War (1839-42) between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the Qing Dynasty of China. Whereas the Convention of Kanagawa (日米和親条約 Nichibei Washin Jōyaku?, "Japan-US Treaty of Amity and Friendship") or Kanagawa Treaty (神奈川条約 Kanagawa Jōyaku?) was a peace treaty between Japan and the United States.
Covenant, convention and treaty are used synonymously. Each and all refer to formal agreements between states that defines and modifies their mutual duties and obligations. When Conventions [or covenants or treaties] are adopted by the UN General Assembly, they create legally binding international obligations for the Member States who have signed the treaty. When a national government Ratifies a treaty [or a covenant or a convention], the articles of that treaty [or a convention or…
With Facilitative Reinsurance, individual risks are offered by a ceding insurer for acceptance or rejection by the reinsurer. With Treaty Reinsurance, the reinsurer and ceding (or offering) insurer have agreed that a specified portion of the type or category of risk as specified in the reinsurance treaty will be ceded (or offered) by the insurer and accepted by the reinsurer. Fac covers an individual risk, treaty covers a group of risks.
Accession: see Ratification. Accession is not the usual method by which a State, which has taken part in the negotiations or signed the treaty, may subsequently consent to be bound by its terms. The treaty may stipulate accession by certain States. In that case, these States have a right to accede to the treaty. Accession may not also require an invitation to accede decided by the Committee of Ministers, upon request of the country interested…