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Published: 26 June 2008

624 Pages


ISBN: 9780199546220

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The Interpretation of Acts and Rules in Public International Law

Alexander Orakhelashvili

Oxford Monographs in International Law

  • First ever comprehensive monograph on the rules and regime of interpretation in international law
  • Combines the examination of the process of interpretation in international law as a system with the analysis of all relevant practice from the 19th century onwards to the present time
  • Covers the wide range of doctrinal opinion and of areas of international law regarding the process of interpretation of international acts and rules; includes the analysis of practice of all major international courts and tribunals
  • Examines the interpretation of the wide range of international acts, including treaties, unilateral acts, institutional decisions, as well as the competence to interpret
  • Develops the argument that combines the doctrinal and conceptual perception of international law with how it operates in practice