Interpreting international law with a special focus on international trade and investment schedules
Join a group of 20–25 CIPL members at a monthly brown bag (BYO) lunch to hear short presentations by specialists on recent developments in international law, followed by general discussion.
After a survey by Sarah Heathcote of the various methods of interpretation, whether of treaty instruments or different types of unilateral acts, Simon Brinsmead will discuss interpretation within the context of International Trade and Investment Law, focussing on the interpretation of services commitments in the WTO Agreement and of investment and services commitments in preferential trade agreements. Whilst the cases reveal a painstaking application of the general interpretive principles outlined in Articles 31 and 32 of the 1969 Vienna Convention, broader normative insights may also be warranted from customary international law principles concerning the interpretation of unilateral acts.
Should people register and then be unable to attend, they are kindly asked to cancel their booking so that others can attend.