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Part VI Final Clauses, Article 33

Tobias Thienel

From: The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property: A Commentary

Edited By: Roger O'Keefe, Christian J. Tams

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 March 2023

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Specific treaties — Official interpretations by the parties
The Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish texts of the present Convention are equally authentic. As is normal practice for treaties elaborated under the auspices of the UN,1Article 33 declares the text of the Convention to be equally authentic in each of the official languages of the Organization.2 What this means is that the Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish texts may each be relied on as authoritative when determining the meaning of the Convention’s provisions.3Article 33 corresponds in essence to one of the standard final...
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