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INTERPRETING INVESTMENT TREATIES: EXPERIENCES AND EXAMPLES

Thomas W. Wälde

in International Investment Law for the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Christoph Schreuer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571345
eISBN:
9780191705472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571345.003.0038
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Private International Law

This chapter focuses on particular challenges in the interpretation of investment treaties before international tribunals. Interpretation of authoritative texts (divine, legal, or scholarly) is ... More


Principles of Treaty Interpretation: Meaning and Function

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the meaning and function of principles of treaty interpretation in general international law. Customary international law on treaty interpretation is partly and mostly codified ... More


Other Issues in WTO Treaty Interpretation

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the Appellate Body's use of supplementary means of interpretation, other language versions, subsequent practice and agreements, and special meanings in interpreting the covered ... More


The Contextual Interpretation of the WTO Covered Agreements

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter demonstrates how Article 31(1) VCLT is not merely about the ordinary meaning and its context; rather the Appellate Body has relied on this basic principle to introduce a broader concept ... More


The Subject of Treaty Interpretation in WTO Dispute Settlement

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter defines the subject of treaty interpretation in WTO dispute settlement and discusses how and what the Appellate Body considers as WTO treaty language. Special attention is given to ... More


The Effective Interpretation of the WTO Covered Agreements

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter seeks to establish how the Appellate Body recognizes certain values and systemic concerns in the WTO covered agreements through the principle of effectiveness. It also illustrates the ... More


The Interpretation of Silence in the WTO Covered Agreements

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter raises the question of how and when to interpret silence in the WTO covered agreements. The notion of ‘silence’ in treaty language is used as an alternative mode of thinking about ... More


The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties

Eirik Bjorge

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716143
eISBN:
9780191784873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716143.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

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 ... More


WTO Treaty Interpretation Against the Background of Other International Law

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter develops the argument that the influence of general international law and other fields of international law on the meaning of the WTO covered agreements does not depend only on the ... More


Introduction

Eirik Bjorge

in The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198716143
eISBN:
9780191784873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198716143.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

Chapter 1 introduces the argument of the book. It presents the research question, that is, what is the place of the evolutionary interpretation of treaties within the rules of treaty interpretation ... More


Impact on General Principles of Treaty Interpretation

Jonas Christoffersen

in The Impact of Human Rights Law on General International Law

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199565221
eISBN:
9780191705281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199565221.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

The interpretation of human rights treaties is widely believed to be subject to special rules, deviating from generally accepted interpretative canons of international law. The view is most clearly ... More


The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms and International Law: A Call for Generality

Duncan French

in The Regulation of Genetically Modified Organisms: Comparative Approaches

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199542482
eISBN:
9780191594342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542482.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Much has been written on the legal implications of the international regulation of GMOs. This chapter does not reproduce this discussion, but rather considers how general rules of international ... More


CHANGED CIRCUMSTANCES IN INVESTMENT LAW: INTERFACES BETWEEN THE LAW OF TREATIES AND THE LAW OF STATE RESPONSIBILITY WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE ARGENTINE CRISIS

Christina Binder

in International Investment Law for the 21st Century: Essays in Honour of Christoph Schreuer

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199571345
eISBN:
9780191705472
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571345.003.0032
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Private International Law

This chapter focuses on changed circumstances in investment law with a special focus on necessity. Section B first deals with the diverging findings of the different investment tribunals with respect ... More


The WTO Dispute Settlement System

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter sketches relevant features of the subject of analysis: the WTO dispute settlement system. This book on treaty interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body is essentially concerned with how ... More


The Agencies of Interpretation

Alexander Orakhelashvili

in The Interpretation of Acts and Rules in Public International Law

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199546220
eISBN:
9780191720000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546220.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter is the first comprehensive examination of interpretative competence. Given that international law is consensual, it is to some extent State consent that determines who may interpret ... More


A Methodology to Produce a Meaning for the Right to Health

John Tobin

in The Right to Health in International Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199603299
eISBN:
9780191731662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603299.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter provides a detailed and transparent account of the methodology to be used to produce a meaning of the right to health. It argues that the act of legal interpretation is not simply the ... More


Treaty Interpretation, Current State Practice,and Other International Law Influences on the Practice of Deference

Andrew Legg

in The Margin of Appreciation in International Human Rights Law: Deference and Proportionality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199650453
eISBN:
9780191741173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199650453.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter assesses the current practice of states (“consensus”) as another factor affecting the margin of appreciation. It is controversial amongst commentators, some of whom regard it as a ... More


“Constitutional” Interpretation

JOSÉ E. ALVAREZ

in International Organizations as Law-makers

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198765639
eISBN:
9780191710070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765639.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses ‘constitutional’ interpretation of a Charter. It compares the United Nations Charter and the United States Constitution, citing that both provide institutional mechanisms to ... More


Inherent Powers and Treaty Interpretation

Isabelle Van Damme

in Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562237
eISBN:
9780191705588
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562237.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on the inherent powers of the Appellate Body, and how the availability and exercise of such powers influences the interpretation and application of procedural rules in WTO ... More


Methods Used by International Courts and Tribunals to Engage in Cross-Fertilization

Chester Brown

in A Common Law of International Adjudication

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199206506
eISBN:
9780191709708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206506.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the methods available to international courts to refer to the practice of other international judicial bodies, and to interpret and apply their procedure and remedies in similar ... More


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