28 In the event that the implementing rules are examined by the Parliament (which is not always the case, as is apparent from the bilateral examples – some of which can be implemented by decree to the Council), this gives the Parliament the opportunity to examine the executive measure proposed for the adoption of the Treaty(34). when they propose new legislation to Cabinet and its committees on compliance with international treaty obligations. The process of reviewing bills in relation to the provisions of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 (with the 7 reports to the House of Representatives) also frequently raises compliance issues, as this Act is very close to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. There is no doubt that in many areas, and this applies in particular to the environment, many States need assistance in order to participate in the international legislative process so that their interests are adequately represented, but especially at the stage when new international standards must be accepted and then implemented through national legal procedures. Indeed, it has been recognized that the volume of international legislation has become so large that States are virtually unable to keep up with the backlog and new instruments.33 Under U.S. law, a treaty is an agreement that is «by and with the Council and the consent of the Senate» under Article II, Article 2, Article 2 of the Constitution. To be considered a treaty under U.S. law, the document must go through a second set of steps during which it is approved by the Senate. In the case of executive agreements, it seems generally accepted that if the president has the independent power to enter into an executive agreement, the president can also terminate the agreement independently without the consent of Congress or the Senate. .