Monthly Archives: January 2010

Interpretation, subsequent conduct and the Iraq Inquiry

Lord Goldsmith’s evidence to the Chilcot Inquiry provides food for thought on the proper role of subsequent conduct in the interpretation process. As in the case of prior negotiations there is here a dividing line between United Kingdom law and … Continue reading

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Interpretation, evidence of negotiations and the Iraq Inquiry

Having listened on several occasions to distinguished English and Scottish judges trying desperately to explain why negotiations cannot be looked at for the purposes of interpreting contracts I found it fascinating to hear another distinguished lawyer, Lord Goldsmith, the former Attorney-General, trying … Continue reading

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Impressive performance from new Commissioner Designate for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship

At the hearings of commissioners designate before the European Parliament on 12 January, Mrs Viviane Reding, the Commissioner Designate for justice, fundamental rights and citizenship, gave a most impressive performance. Her long experience as a former MEP and as a … Continue reading

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