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Published: 03 April 2014

344 Pages


ISBN: 9780198712978

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Winner of the 2014 ESIL Book Prize

How Interpretation Makes International Law

On Semantic Change and Normative Twists

Ingo Venzke

  • Applies theoretical developments in linguistics and philosophy to give an innovative perspective on the role of language in shaping international law
  • Provides a framework for normative assessment that challenges traditional understandings of how international law is made
  • Demonstrates how the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and the Appellate Body of the WTO have shaped and developed their constituent instruments through their interpretative discourses

New to this Edition:

  • Includes a new postscript to the paperpack edition

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