from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Mount of theHoly Cross A peak, 4,271.5 m (14,005 ft) high, in the Sawatch Range of the Rocky Mountains in west-central Colorado.
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The U. S.'s argument of non-compliance is is based on a non-ratified protocol (#3. 1) that the IAEA should be notified before construction begins.
So how does a non-binding "commitment" differ from a non-ratified commitment?
I think that those who would be responsible for implementation of the treaty itself and the Executive Council would deem that to be vitiating the treaty and would deem the United States to be in a non-ratified state.
To Adams he wrote that the doctrine assumed by the State Department with respect to the non-ratified treaty with Spain was not generally admitted in Europe, and that "he thought it equally dangerous and inconsistent with our general principles to assert that we had a right to seize a vessel for any cause short of piracy in a place where we did not previously claim jurisdiction."
Supreme Court began imposing their views via their re-written, non-ratified by We the People Constitution on them beginning in the 1960's and especially after the early 1970's ruling that struck down anti-abortion laws in most of the states.
Under these circumstances, the external recognition of Israel is baseless; the recognition of other sovereigns - especially those defining themselves as democracies - of a non-ratified entity which has obviously not been invested by God contradicts their own social contracts and thus would not stand a serious test.
"Sri Lanka has been making progress" if the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) remains non-ratified through domestic legislations, or indeed, if need be, by way of a constitutional amendment.