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Part 1 Doctrinal Aspects, 3 A Consensualist Interpretation of Article 31(3) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties

James R Crawford

From: Treaties and Subsequent Practice

Edited By: Georg Nolte

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 23 January 2021

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Travaux préparatoires
I want to defend against Dr Crema a consensualist interpretation of art 31(3) VCLT. I do that for several reasons. The first concerns the scope and focus of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. We owe the Vienna Convention above all to Humphrey Waldock. It is one of the rather under-acknowledged international achievements of that time that he managed to build the Convention text from a rather diffuse body of work by the earlier Special Rapporteurs.1 This is not to say that they did not do good work too, and their reports are certainly worth reading.2 But...
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