5.01 This chapter concerns techniques of treaty interpretation that are not specifically referred to in the Convention Rules. Subsequent to a general introduction in Section A, the chapter examines how the treaty interpretation process utilizes international court decisions and arbitral awards (Section B), treaties or international instruments (Section C), scholarly opinion (Section D), the principle of effectiveness (Section F), and legal maxims (Section G). Section E deals with inter-temporal aspects relevant to treaty interpretation. 5.02 All major criteria...
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