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4 Supplementary Means of Interpretation

From: Treaty Interpretation in Investment Arbitration

J. Romesh Weeramantry

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 May 2024

Interpretation of award — Arbitral tribunals — Awards
4.01 Having discussed the Vienna Convention Article 31 ‘general rule’ of interpretation in Chapter 3, this chapter turns to examine the use of supplementary means to interpret treaties as provided for in Article 32. Section A introduces that provision, following which Section B discusses the role of preparatory work in interpretation. Sections C and D cover, respectively, the use of supplementary means to confirm or determine a meaning. Also relevant to this chapter are Appendices II and III infra, which provide a guide to the drafting history of Article 32....
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