- Interpretation of contract
This chapter explicates interpretation and supplementation. It clarifies how it does not encompass the interpretation of the statutory law. The sources for rules on interpretation and supplementation differ among legal systems. Additionally, both uniform law and projects contain provisions on interpretation at the international level. The chapter highlights the importance of the contract’s wording. It cites the possible approaches of interpretations: subjective, objective, and uniform approaches. All legal systems agree that there is no right and no duty for adjudicators to rewrite a contract. The chapter then clarifies how the interpretation of statements should not be mixed with the subsequent modifications of concluded contracts.
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