volume 18, issue 2, P318-346 1969
DOI: 10.1093/iclqaj/18.2.318
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Francis G. Jacobs

Abstract: OF all the issues raised by the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, there can be few which combine theoretical interest and practical importance to the same degree as the question of treaty interpretation. The different approaches adopted in recent years by international lawyers not only reflect certain doctrinal differences, but raise fundamental questions of policy. And since questions of interpretation are involved in most legal disputes, it is not surprising that there has been a continuing controver…

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