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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1 The Contracting Authority makes available to competitors the following documents which, together with the notice and the present Regulations, constitute the lex specialis of the race: a) Technical Specificatio
Estas diversas formas representan regimenes concurrentes no antinomicos, por lo que su aplicacion no se basa en un criterio de lex specialis, sino que mas bien dependera de la region en la que el solicitante de refugio se encuentre, respondiendo a un criterio de ratione loci.
It was anticipated to serve as lex specialis, but the new law is opposite from the existing law on public prosecution and it is more like lex generalis.
Dinwoodie presents students, academics, researchers, and professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of scholarly essays and academic papers focused on the application of lex specialis to a number of intellectual property law contexts.
Three principal arguments are advanced in support of the view that article I(2) refugees in host states party to both the 1951 and 1969Conventions are entitled to the full range of rights guaranteed by the former instrument: a lex specialis argument, an equality argument, and finally, a treaty interpretation argument that is supported by certain general principles of international law.
Both lex specialis and lex posterior are presumptions as to the intent of the lawmaker or legislator on the issue in question.
Some authorities have endorsed norms from international humanitarian law as lex specialis, while others have emphasized international human rights as minimum standards of care for counterinsurgency operations.
To the contrary, Iran's own expert testified that the Treaty is a special law which supersedes the general Iranian laws, and Iran argued in its brief that the general laws of Iran do not provide separate causes of action because the Treaty - as lex specialis - provides the sole cause of action.
The 'lex sportiva' is little more than the proper interpretation and application of the regulations of sports organisations--a lex specialis that is applicable to the governance of international sport because its source exists in the constitutional order created by sports federations to administer sport.
Consecuentemente, los estandares sustantivos del [Tratado de inversion] son lex specialis y la fuente primaria aplicable" (18) a la controversia.
To answer that question, the Court need only determine whether the declaration of independence violated either general international law or the lex specialis created by Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).