Isabelle Van Damme

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Isabelle Van Damme is a référendaire in the Chambers of Advocate General Sharpston at the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg) and a Visiting Lecturer at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Louvain-la-Neuve). Isabelle has written a monograph on ‘Treaty Interpretation by the WTO Appellate Body’. Her research interests include EU law, WTO law and general international law.

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Is Evolutionary Interpretation Only A Matter of Finding the Parties’ Intentions?

The main thesis in Eirik Bjorge's The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties is that evolutionary interpretation depends on the intention of the parties to a treaty and results from applying Articles 31 to 33 of the 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties (‘Vienna Convention’). Few would probably dispute that treaty interpretation always involves the intention…

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