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The Practice of Interpretation: A Theoretical Perspective

Ingo Venzke

in How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657674
eISBN:
9780191753114
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657674.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter develops theoretical perspectives on how the practice of interpretation makes international law. It first rejects orthodox legal positivism’s assumption that law can be found in the norm ... More


How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists

Ingo Venzke

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199657674
eISBN:
9780191753114
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199657674.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Philosophy of Law

The texts of international law cannot talk — they are talked about. They passively submit to the need for interpretation and gain meaning in their use. Contrary to classic and still pervasive ... More


African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights

Nicole De Silva

in International Law's Objects

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198798200
eISBN:
9780191858642
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198798200.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines international courts’ premises as objects of international law through the case of the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights. When creating an international court, states ... More


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