The Principle of Systemic Integration

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Gabriel Orellana Zabalza

Towards a Coherent International Legal Order

ISBN 978-3-643-90267-2
Band-Nr. 24
Jahr 2012
Seiten 392
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Kölner Schriften zum internationalen und europäischen Recht. Cologne Studies in International and European Law


This work analyzes if the principle of systemic integration, as expounded
in article 31(3)(c) of the VCLT, contributes to the attainment of a
coherent international legal system. For this purpose, it considers three
general ideas: (i) the „unity“ of the international legal system and
fragmentation; (ii) the general rule on treaty interpretation and the
principle of systemic integration; and (iii) the role of systemic
integration in the achievement of coherence. Each one involves specific
issues and considerations which ultimately assist in addressing the main
question as to the usefulness of the principle in the curtailment of
fragmentation in the international legal system.

LL.M, int. (U. de Chile/Heidelberg). Middle East and Legal Expert in the Security Council for the Permanent Mission of Guatemala to the United Nations.