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II Treaty Interpretation and Other Treaty Points, Division A: Treaty Interpretation, Ch.I: Introductory

From: The Law and Procedure of the International Court of Justice: Fifty Years of Jurisprudence Volume II

Hugh Thirlway

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

Good faith
In the previous article on treaty interpretation it was observed that the Court had not, during the period then under consideration, had to examine the significance of the requirement stated in Article 31 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties that a treaty be interpreted ‘in good faith’; and it was also suggested that it would be ‘difficult to conceive circumstances in which the Court would find it necessary to reject an interpretation advanced by a party on the sole ground that it was not made in good faith’.45 In the Arbitration Award concerning the...
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