Much as I would like to express disagreement with Gerhard Hafner and generate some illuminating discordance into this discussion, I substantially agree with his chapter and his presentation of it. I largely agree with the premise that the traditional rules for treaty interpretation contained in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties are malleable tools that can be made to apply to every treaty—from institutional charter to bilateral ‘contractual’ arrangement. The application of arts 31 and 32 VCLT can usually lead treaty interpreters to the conclusions that...
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