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Interpreting Treaties for Private Matters and the Possible Codification

  • Chang-fa LoEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter argues that there is a group of treaties for private matters, the interpretation of which should be subject to different rules. It is because such treaties are concluded to directly and indirectly govern private relations. The factors to be considered when interpreting such treaties include the international character of the matter, the promotion of uniformity and consistency, the good faith requirement, and the general principles based by such treaties.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Judicial YuanConstitutional CourtTaipeiTaiwan

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