Means of Taking into Consideration the Context and the Possible Codification

  • Chang-fa LoEmail author


This chapter explains the contextual interpretation, especially the functions and scope of context. It also explains various contexts, including other parts of the main text and annexes as the context. It discusses the possibility that preambular provisions in a treaty can either be a context or an object-and-purpose. This chapter further discusses the extended contexts of subsequent agreement and practice as well as the relevant rules of international law. It explains the different between the context and the factual context for treaty interpretation purpose.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Judicial YuanConstitutional CourtTaipeiTaiwan

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