Between the Lines of the Vienna Convention?: Canons and Other Principles of Interpretation in Public International Law
About this book:
Between the Lines of the Vienna Convention? is a uniquely useful handbook that analyses certain particularly recognizable canons and principles of interpretation that are not expressly codified in the Vienna Convention, but that are arguably still authorized ‘between the lines’. This volume represents the first modern, freestanding analysis of such canons and principles, their utility in public international law, their role in treaty interpretation and their relationship with the Vienna Convention regime.
What’s in this book:
A top-flight roster of respected scholars and practitioners of public international law offers an in-depth examination of, among other things:
- the origins of canons and interpretive principles;
- their utility and limits in treaty interpretation; and
- the application of numerous individual canons and interpretive principles, including effet utile, expressio unius, lex specialis, ejusdem generis, in dubio mitius, in pari materia, ex abundante cautela, the principles of contemporaneity and evolutive interpretation and more.
How this will help you:
Extensive analysis of case law and scholarship provides insightful interpretive guidance across virtually every subfield of public international law. With its valuable insights into when the application of particular canons or principles of interpretation is most likely to be appropriate and persuasive, the volume will be of great value to lawyers representing parties (whether states, corporations or individuals) before international dispute resolution bodies, as well as to judges and arbitrators, legal officials at ministries of foreign affairs and scholars of public international law.
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Canons of Interpretation under the Vienna Convention
The Utility and Limits of Canons and Other Interpretive Principles in Public International Law
Sean D. Murphy
The Origins of Interpretive Canons in Domestic Legal Systems
Céline Braumann & August Reinisch
Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius
Ex Abundante Cautela
Alison Macdonald QC
Ejusdem Generis and Noscitur a Sociis
Lex Specialis Derogat Legi Generali/Generalia Specialibus Non Derogant
Per Argumentum a Fortiori
In Pari Materia Interpretation in Treaty Law
Paula F. Henin
In Dubio Mitius
Compliance with Domestic Law: An Implied Condition in Treaties Conferring Rights and Protections on Foreign Nationals and Their Property?
The Rule of Necessary Implication
Andrew D. Mitchell & Tania Voon
Exceptions to a Rule Must Be Narrowly Construed
The Principles of Contemporaneous and Evolutionary Interpretation