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Treaty Interpretation in Investment Arbitration by Weeramantry, J. Romesh (8th March 2012)

3 The General Rule of Treaty Interpretation

From: Treaty Interpretation in Investment Arbitration

J. Romesh Weeramantry

From: Investment Claims (http://oxia.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved. date: 21 April 2019

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3.01 This chapter studies the application by FIATs of each provision of the ‘general rule’ of interpretation contained in Article 31 of the Vienna Convention. Following a general introduction in Section A , Section B proceeds to examine FIAT treaty interpretation practice relating to good faith, ordinary meaning, context, and object and purpose—the four main criteria contained in the all-important first paragraph of Article 31. Section C deals with FIAT practice in relation to Article 31(2), which provides an elaboration of ‘context’ in treaty interpretation....
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