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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Treaties, Declarations of Interpretation

Iain Cameron

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

Subject(s):
Good faith — Treaties, amendments and modification — Treaties, conclusion — Treaties, effect for third states — Treaties, entry into force — Object & purpose (treaty interpretation and) — Treaties, reservations and declarations — State practice — Unilateral acts

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 A declaration of interpretation is a unilateral statement made by a State or by an international organization (hereinafter: ‘declarant’) to a treaty which purports to specify or clarify the meaning or scope of the treaty or certain of its provisions (International Organizations or Institutions, General Aspects; Interpretation in International Law; State; Treaties; Unilateral Acts of States in International Law). Declarations of interpretation are usually made to multilateral treaties, but State practice of certain States, in particular the United States of...
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