Sequence, Hierarchy, Good Faith, Holistic Interpretation and the Possible Codification

  • Chang-fa Lo


This chapter explains that although there are various methods of treaty interpretation and although an interpreter almost always starts from identifying the ordinary meanings of the textual wording, these methods are not subject to rigid sequence and hierarchy in their application. The interpreter will be bound by the good faith requirement and conduct an overall/holistic assessment after having resorted to various interpretation methods. The chapter also explains the needed flexibility for the interpreter when conducting treaty interpretation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Chang-fa Lo
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  1. 1.Judicial YuanConstitutional CourtTaipeiTaiwan

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