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The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties
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The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties

Eirik Bjorge

Abstract

The evolutionary interpretation of treaties has proven in recent times to be one of the most controversial topics of the law of treaties. The reason for this is that the evolutionary interpretation of treaties has been seen as going against the very grain of the law of treaties. Given this controversy, this book asks: what is the place of the evolutionary interpretation within the law of treaties? The book places the evolutionary interpretation of treaties on a firm footing within the Vienna rules of treaty interpretation, as codified in Articles 31–33 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Tr ... More

Keywords: Treaties, treaty interpretation, VCLT, evolutionary interpretation, international courts, general rule of interpretation, intertemporal law, jus cogens superveniens, living instrument, dynamic interpretation, evolutive interpretation, progressive interpretation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198716143
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716143.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eirik Bjorge, author
Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College, University of Oxford