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Introducing Fundamental Values into Treaty Interpretation and the Possible Codification

  • Chang-fa Lo
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Abstract

This chapter explains that an interpreter could encounter the situation where two or more ordinary meanings need to be selected. In such case, the interpreter’s personal values could have a role to play. As a principle, he/she should select the ordinary meaning which is more in line with the object-and-purpose of the interpreted treaty in protecting fundamental human values, taking into consideration the context of protecting human values for the interpreted provision.

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  2. World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED) (1987) Our common future. Oxford University Press, OxfordGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017

Authors and Affiliations

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

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