The book investigates the contentious issue of the interpretation of treaties in light of subsequent development of international law, and argues that the evolutionary interpretation of treaties should be understood as the natural corollary of the parties' intentions. It provides detailed analysis of the jurisprudence of the International Court of Justice, international arbitral tribunals, the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice, and the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as well as domestic courts.
On the occasion of the publication of Eirik Bjorge's The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties [http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780198716143.do] (OUP) and of the Research Handbook on the Law of Treaties [http://www.elgaronline.com/view/9780857934772.xml] (Elgar), co-edited by Antonios Tzanakopoulos, PIL @ Oxford is organising a discussion on current issues in the law of treaties on Monday, 3 November 2014 from 5-7pm in The Cube, in St Cross Building. The meeting will be chaired by Catherine Redgwell, Chichele Professor of Public International Law, and short presentations by Eirik Bjorge, Christian J Tams, and Antonios Tzanakopoulos will be commented upon by Sir Frank Berman QC, Visiting Professor of Public International Law. A reception will follow. All welcome.