Conference: Evolutionary interpretation in different international legal systems

On October 4-5, 2018, the Faculty of Law of the Université de Genève will host a conference on "Evolutionary interpretation in different international legal systems / L’interprétation évolutive dans différents systèmes juridiques internationaux." The program is here. Here's the idea:Evolutionary interpretation is an important concept in international law. Due to the slow nature of negotiations and the amendment processes, as well as the difficulties in reaching a consensus, international treaties are rarely modified. Therefore, how is it possible to ensure a convention, possibly signed more than a century ago, remains relevant in today's world? Evolutionary interpretation allows a judge to adapt his or her reading of the text to new social, environmental or technological realities. The text does not change, its interpretation does. This conference will gather together experts on the topic in various themes of…

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