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Part 2 Practical Significance, 8 The Relevance of Subsequent Agreement and Subsequent Practice for the Interpretation of Treaties

Sean D Murphy

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: 21 October 2020

Subject(s):
Treaties, interpretation — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Treaties, amendments and modification — Rules of treaty interpretation
In May 2012, the ILC appointed a special rapporteur, Georg Nolte, to complete a project on ‘subsequent agreements and subsequent practice in relation to the interpretation of treaties’. Previously referred to by the name ‘treaties over time’, the project is expected to result by 2016 in a series of ‘observations’ or ‘conclusions’ about how the meaning of a treaty might be determined based, at least in part, on the conduct of the states parties after the treaty is concluded. The project raises a large number of interesting issues, some of which concern terminology...
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