Book Volume 83 2007

On The Interpretation of Treaties

The Modern International Law as Expressed in the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties


ISBN: 978-1-4020-6361-9 (Print) 978-1-4020-6362-6 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-27


  3. Chapter

    Pages 29-60

    The Rule Of Interpretation

  4. Chapter

    Pages 61-100

    Using Conventional Language (“The Ordinary Meaning”)

  5. Chapter

    Pages 101-131

    Using the Context: The “Text” of a Treaty

  6. Chapter

    Pages 133-159

    Using the Context: The Elements Set Out in VCLT Article 31 § 2(A) AND (B)

  7. Chapter

    Pages 161-201

    Using The Context: The Elements Set Out in VCLT Article 31 § 3

  8. Chapter

    Pages 203-234

    Using the Object and Purpose

  9. Chapter

    Pages 235-278

    Using the Supplementary Means of Interpretation

  10. Chapter

    Pages 279-319

    Using Supplementary Means of Interpretation (Cont’d)

  11. Chapter

    Pages 321-353

    The Relationships Between Different Means of Interpretation

  12. Chapter

    Pages 355-371

    The Special Rule Regarding the Interpretation of Treaties Authenticated In Two Or More Languages

  13. Chapter

    Pages 373-386

    Reflecting on the Outcome: International Law on a Scale Between Radical Legal Skepticism And The One-Right-Answer Thesis

  14. Back Matter

    Pages 397-410