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Part 3 Interpretation and Change, 11 Limits of Change by Way of Subsequent Agreements and Practice

José E Alvarez

From: Treaties and Subsequent Practice

Edited By: Georg Nolte

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 22 October 2020

Subject(s):
Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Rules of treaty interpretation — UN Charter
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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