Ethos Winter 2022

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The interpretative principles in Articles 31 and 32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties and their application by Australian courts

Australia’s treaty obligations under international law are often implemented in domestic law. In this article, Mark Jennings and Joshua Wood consider key articles of the Vienna Convention relating to the interpretation of treaties, and examine how Australia’s treaty obligations are interpreted by Australian courts.

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