Thesis / Dissertation

The interpretation of the use of force by international legal advisers

Sebastian Machado Ramirez, Anne Orford (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

What do international legal advisers think about when they think about the interpretation of the use of force? For the most part, these discussions have been canvassed in terms of the application of a rule (i.e., Article 31 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties or Article 38 of the ICJ Statute), but little attention has been paid to interpretation as a philosophical enterprise (i.e. philosophical hermeneutics). Even though hermeneutic scholarship is not commonly cited in international legal theory, some work reflects many of the same sensibilities. For example, much of the contemporary scholarship on the role of history in international law has shown similar movements to the herm..

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