Travaux Préparatoires
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paragraph 18 in volume 1, chapter 2, The Establishment and Constitution of the Court

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Article 32 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties provides that recourse may be had to supplementary means of interpretation, including the preparatory work of the treaty and the circumstances of its conclusion, in order to confirm the meaning resulting from Article 31 (the general rule of interpretation) or to determine the meaning when the interpretation according to Article 31 leaves the meaning a…

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Malcolm N. Shaw, “Travaux Préparatoires”, in: Rosenne's Law and Practice of the International Court: 1920-2015. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20161001

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