Systemic Interpretation in International and WTO Law: The Glue of the International Legal Order (L'interprétation Systémique: le Liant du Droit International)

POUR UN DROIT EQUITABLE, ENGAGE ET CHALEREUX, MELANGES EN L'HONNEUR DE PIERRE WESSNER, pp. 743-759, O. Guillod, Ch. Müller, eds., Basel, 2011

Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-285

17 Pages Posted: 17 Oct 2011 Last revised: 16 Feb 2014

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Giovanni Distefano

University of Neuchatel - Faculty of Law; University of Geneva - Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

Petros C. Mavroidis

Columbia University - Law School; European University Institute - Department of Law (LAW); European University Institute - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS)

Date Written: October 17, 2011

Abstract

The authors endeavour to emphasis the paramount role of systemic interpretation, provided for and codified in Article 31 (3) c) of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, in the light of both general international and WTO Law. This short essay ultimately leads to the confirmation that this hermeneutics method accrues by all means to the cementation of the international legal order.

Note: Downloadable document is in French.

Keywords: interpretation, 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, WTO, International Legal Order

JEL Classification: K33, K10

Suggested Citation

Distefano, Giovanni and Mavroidis, Petros C., Systemic Interpretation in International and WTO Law: The Glue of the International Legal Order (L'interprétation Systémique: le Liant du Droit International) (October 17, 2011). POUR UN DROIT EQUITABLE, ENGAGE ET CHALEREUX, MELANGES EN L'HONNEUR DE PIERRE WESSNER, pp. 743-759, O. Guillod, Ch. Müller, eds., Basel, 2011; Columbia Public Law Research Paper No. 11-285. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1945126

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