Environmental Law in the Context of Article 31(3)(C) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: Reconciling Treaty Interpretation and Progressive Environmental Norms: The Pulp Mills Case and Beyond

24 Pages Posted: 23 Jan 2012  

Han van Gellecum

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Date Written: January 21, 2012

Abstract

This paper discusses the development and function of article 31(3)(C) VCLT as well as its application by the courts (most notably the ICJ) and its specific cogency for environmental law. Furthermore, the Pulp Mills case, a case on point, is examined since this ruling is illustrative of the difficulties connected to the functioning of Article 31(3)(c).

Keywords: International environmental law, the law of treaties, Article 31(3)(c) VCLT

JEL Classification: K30, K32, K33, K39

Suggested Citation

van Gellecum, Han, Environmental Law in the Context of Article 31(3)(C) of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties: Reconciling Treaty Interpretation and Progressive Environmental Norms: The Pulp Mills Case and Beyond (January 21, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1989468 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1989468

Han Van Gellecum (Contact Author)

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