Some Other Supplementary Interpretation Principles and the Possible Codification

  • Chang-fa LoEmail author


This chapter further elaborates some other principles serving as supplementary means of interpretation. The principle of maximum effectiveness, the principle of in dubio mitius and some other Latin maxims are the commonly cited principles for treaty interpretation. But are only supplementary means and can only help confirm the meaning resulting from the application of Article 31 or determine the meaning of the interpreted term when the interpretation according to Article 31 could still leave the meaning ambiguous or obscure.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Judicial YuanConstitutional CourtTaipeiTaiwan

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