statutory interpretation

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statutory interpretation

a generic title for the practice of reading statutes. Certain rules have grown up both in interpretation generally and for statutes in particular. A major aid is the Interpretation Act 1989, which lists a number of deemed interpretations. See EJUSDEM GENERIS RULE, EXPRESSIO UNIUS EST EXCLUSIO ALTERIUS, GOLDEN RULE, LITERAL RULE, MISCHIEF RULE, NOSCITUR A SOCIIS.
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Indeed, it appears scholars often want to see international law as a system (rather than a pluralist or fragmented agglomeration) in part because this makes it possible to apply traditional conflict of norms rules (such as the principles of lex posterior or lex specialis).
Under the rule of lex posterior derogat lege anterior, a later rule is presumed to trump an earlier rule.
Similar limitations exist for the lex posterior rule.
1 of the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Seas (UNCLOS) (64) confirms the lex posterior principle when stating that "[t]his Convention shall prevail, as between States Parties, over the Geneva Conventions on the Law of the Sea of 29 April 1958.
A broader application of the intra-systemic lex posterior rule is found in Article 30 paragraph 3 of the Vienna Convention: for parties bound by two treaties, "the earlier treaty applies only to the extent that its provisions are compatible with those of the later treaty.
As noted earlier, the mechanical lex posterior rule does not work well for conflicts between EU and WTO law or between GATT and multilateral environmental treaties and leads to surprising and often unconvincing results.
Las formas para resolver antinomias normativas como los criterios de lex posterior, lex superiory lex especialis, en sentido estricto, resultan inadecuados para resolver conflictos constitucionales.
lex posterior derogat legi priori] or conflict solution cannot be determined in a general way.
Thus, the maxim of lex posterior must be considered when evaluating the IHL-IHRL relationship.
In addition, the maxim of lex posterior would further support the application of IHRL, as most IHRL rules are post IHL--at least Common Article 3, if not the Second Additional Protocol.
Those guidelines would need to outline an approach regarding the use of interpretative tools, such as lex specialis and lex posterior.
La Corte Suprema argentina mantuvo este criterio hasta 1963, cuando comenzo a aplicar la antigua regla interpretativa, lex posterior derogat priorem, colocando en pie de igualdad las leyes y los tratados y haciendo prevalecer la norma posterior sobre la anterior.