Special Meaning, Supplementary Means and Different Languages as well as the Possible Codification

  • Chang-fa LoEmail author


This chapter discusses the situations when a special meaning should be given to the interpreted term and when the supplementary means of interpretation should be used. It explains the confirming function and the determining function of the supplementary means. The absurdity principle, preparatory works and circumstances of conclusion are also elaborated. In addition, the chapter explains that a different language version of a treaty can serve as context or can help find the ordinary meaning of an interpreted term.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Judicial YuanConstitutional CourtTaipeiTaiwan

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