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DOI :10.26650/annales.2021.70.0008   IUP :10.26650/annales.2021.70.0008    Full Text (PDF)

The Significance And Utility of the Rules of Treaty Interpretation, as Encapsulated in the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, for the Purpose of Ascertaining the Meaning of Treaty Provisions

Zora Kızılyürek

The interpretation of treaties is a complicated and problematic question at times. It is vital to interpret the law accurately in order to ascertain the correct meaning of treaty provisions and terms to provide a precise application. Consequently, rules of treaty interpretation play a significant role in purpose of finding distinct meaning of treaty provisions which is critical for both in the implementation stage and in mending any disputes afterwards. The aim of the treaty interpretation rules included in the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (VCLT) is to bring precision and transparency to the agreements between member states. Therefore, in this paper the significance and the utility of the rules of treaty interpretation set in the 1969 Vienna Convention will be considered. This will be done by briefly considering the background of the convention. Then the rules of interpretation laid in article 31-33 such as ordinary meaning, context, purpose and object will be analysed. Additionally, the usefulness of these articles will be critically analysed with adequately supported legal opinions and a broad use of case law. This paper will claim that the rules of treaty interpretation of the VCLT is an extremely important tool in the interpretation of treaties.

DOI :10.26650/annales.2021.70.0008   IUP :10.26650/annales.2021.70.0008    Full Text (PDF)

Antlaşma Hükümlerinin Anlamını Tespit Etmek Amacıyla, 1969 Viyana Antlaşmalar Hukuku Sözleşmesi’nde Özetlendiği Şekliyle, Antlaşma Yorumlama Kurallarının Önemi ve Faydası

Zora Kızılyürek

Antlaşmaların yorumlanması meselesi karmaşık ve sorunludur. Kesin bir uygulama sağlamak üzere antlaşma hükümlerinin ve şartlarının doğru anlamını tespit etmek için kanunu doğru yorumlamak çok önemlidir. Sonuç olarak, antlaşma yorumlama kuralları hem uygulama aşamasında hem de sonrasında herhangi bir anlaşmazlığın giderilmesinde kritik olan anlaşma hükümlerinin doğru anlamını bulma bakımından önemli bir rol oynamaktadır. VCLT’ye dahil edilen anlaşma yorumlama kurallarının amacı, üye devletler arasındaki anlaşmalara kesinlik ve şeffaflık getirmektir. Bu nedenle, bu makalede, 1969 Viyana Sözleşmesinde belirlenen antlaşma yorumlama kurallarının önemi ve faydası ele alınacaktır. Bu, Viyana antlaşmasının arka planı kısaca dikkate alarak yapılacaktır. Daha sonra olağan anlam, bağlam ve amaç gibi 31-33. maddelerde ortaya konan yorum kuralları incelenecektir. Ek olarak, bu maddelerin yararı, yeterince desteklenen hukuki görüşler ve geniş bir içtihat hukuku kullanımıyla eleştirel bir şekilde analiz edilecektir. Makale, VCLT’nin antlaşma yorumlama kurallarının antlaşmaların yorumlanmasında yararlı olduğunu savunacaktır.


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Kızılyürek Z. The Significance And Utility of the Rules of Treaty Interpretation, as Encapsulated in the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, for the Purpose of Ascertaining the Meaning of Treaty Provisions. Annales de la Faculté de Droit d’Istanbul [Internet]. 30 Jun. 2022 [cited 30 Jun. 2022];0(70):243-252. Available from: https://doi.org/10.26650/annales.2021.70.0008 doi: 10.26650/annales.2021.70.0008


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