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

Catherine Brolmann

From: The Oxford Guide to Treaties (1st Edition)

Edited By: Duncan B. Hollis

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 26 September 2020

Subject(s):
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 all3) 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 interpreting...
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