Is the interpretation of treaties regulating international human rights a specialized regime? This question is itself open to interpretation along two dimensions. First, it could be understood to advocate exceptions for human rights treaties from the interpretative regime set out in the Vienna Convention on the Law of the Treaties (VCLT) and the customary international law it codifies. Second, it could instead be understood to ask if there exist specialized interpretive rules due to the demands of the subject matter that these treaties regulate. A discussion of...
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