Difference and Relations Between Interpretation and Application of Treaties and the Possible Codification

  • Chang-fa LoEmail author


This chapter explains the differences between treaty interpretation (which decides the meaning of a treaty term) and treaty application (which decides the applicable provision for a dispute). It also discusses their relations, i.e. the intertwined relations between treaty interpretation and treaty application. It lists a number of situations to explain such relations.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Judicial YuanConstitutional CourtTaipeiTaiwan

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