Treaty Interpretation as Opposed to Statutory, Constitutional and Contractual Interpretations
There are different kinds of legal interpretations, including statutory interpretation, constitutional interpretation, contractual interpretation and treaty interpretation. This chapter compares the similar and different aspects of various legal interpretations. The similar aspect is that these interpretations basically start from the textual languages. But their respective extents of reliance on the textual wording and other means of interpretation (such as the drafters’ intent, the historical backgrounds, the preparatory works and the evolutive element) are different.
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