Interpretation and the Constraints on International Courts
Norwegian Centre for Human Rights
June 13, 2012
MultiRights Research Paper No. 12-05
This paper argues that methodologies of interpretation do not do what they promise – they do not constrain interpretation by providing neutral steps that one can follow in finding out a meaning of a text – but nevertheless do their constraining work by being part of what can be described as the legal practice.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 55
Keywords: Interpretation in international law, Methodologies of interpretation, Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, International Courts, Intentionalism, Pragmatismworking papers series
Date posted: June 14, 2012 ; Last revised: July 25, 2012
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