88. Successive treaties relating to the same subject matter.

88.     Successive treaties relating to the same subject matter.

It may happen that the same matter is the subject of successive treaties1, the parties to which may or may not be exactly the same2. When a treaty specifies that it is subject to, or that it is not to be considered incompatible with, an earlier or later treaty, the provisions of that other treaty prevail3. When all the parties to the earlier treaty are also parties to the later treaty, but the earlier treaty is not terminated or suspended by one later in date4, the earlier treaty