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The Oxford Guide to Treaties edited by Hollis, Duncan B (1st July 2012)

s.IV Treaty Interpretation, 20 Specialized Rules of Treaty Interpretation: International Organizations

Catherine Brolmann

From: The Oxford Guide to Treaties

Edited By: Duncan B. Hollis

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 15 October 2019

Treaties, interpretation — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Rules of treaty interpretation — UN Charter — Universal international organizations
International law has generally treated questions of the legal personality and legal powers of international organizations (IOs) as a distinct subject—international institutional law. 1 But IOs, whatever their form or function, will also regularly trigger questions of treaty law and practice. 2 Most (but not all 3 ) IOs are created by treaty, and that ‘constituent instrument’ provides the necessary starting point for delimiting the IO’s functions and competences. This chapter addresses treaty interpretation in the IO context, with particular attention to...
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