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Desirability and Some Principles for a New Round of Codification

  • Chang-fa LoEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter argues that it is desirable to have a new round (a second round) of codification process for certain new treaty interpretation rules being added to the provisions of VCLT Articles 31 to 33. There are uncertain elements in the current provisions. Also the current provisions are not sufficient to cope with various issues (such as the different natures of treaties and the important time factors). And the new situation of increasing treaty conflicts justifies certain new rules to be codified and included in the VCLT.

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© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Judicial YuanConstitutional CourtTaipeiTaiwan

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