Journal article

Book Review: Good Faith in International Investment Arbitration

Tania Voon

European Journal of International law | Oxford University Press (OUP) | Published : 2019


Good faith and its counterpart – bad faith – play an important role in international economic law and public international law more generally. Good faith is widely accepted as one of the ‘general principles of law recognized by civilized nations’ within the meaning of the Statute of the International Court of Justice and, hence, as a foundational part of international law. In the context of treaty interpretation, the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) provides as a general rule that a treaty ‘shall be interpreted in good faith in accordance with the ordinary meaning to be given to the terms of the treaty in their context and in the light of its object and purpose’. The VCLT also..

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