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Treaty Interpretation,9780198806240

Treaty Interpretation

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Edition: 2nd
Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 5/6/2017
Publisher(s): Oxford University Press
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Author Biography


Richard Gardiner, Visiting Professor, University College London

Richard Gardiner practiced as a barrister, was a legal adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and is a Visiting Professor at University College London.

Table of Contents


I. Overview, History, Materials, and Interpreters
1. Introduction
2. History and Development of Rules of Interpretation
3. Making Treaties and Treaty Materials
4. Who Interprets Treaties?
II. Interpretation Applying the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
A. The General Rule
5. Text, Context, and Ordinary Meaning of Words
6. Agreements on Meaning and Subsequent Practice
7. Relevant Rules of International Law and Special Meanings
B. Supplementary Means of Interpretation
8. Preparatory Work and Circumstances of Conclusion of Treaty
C. Languages
9. Text in Different Languages
III. Conclusion
10. Criticism, Themes, Issues, and Conclusions
I. Overview, History, Materials, and Interpreters
1. Introduction
2. History and Development of Rules of Interpretation
3. Making Treaties and Treaty Materials
4. Who Interprets Treaties?
II. Interpretation Applying the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
A. The General Rule
5. Text, Context, and Ordinary Meaning of Words
6. Agreements on Meaning and Subsequent Practice
7. Relevant Rules of International Law and Special Meanings
B. Supplementary Means of Interpretation
8. Preparatory Work and Circumstances of Conclusion of Treaty
C. Languages
9. Text in Different Languages
III. Conclusion
10. Criticism, Themes, Issues, and Conclusions

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