Agreement Interpretation Clause

If, in view of the explicit terms of the agreement, it is still not possible to determine its meaning, the Tribunal may be prepared to suggest certain conditions.20 However, courts are reluctant to depart from the explicit wording, particularly where the contract is detailed and appears to be complete. In practice, the situations in which the courts are willing to involve a contractual period are limited. In the event of a dispute, the contracting parties can often look into the events that have occurred under the agreement. These events are considered by the courts to be of little relevance to what the treaty correctly means. Subsequent events may shed some light on the interpretation of the treaty, but cannot change the fundamental meaning. Interpretation. Each side has had sufficient opportunities to review this agreement. Any interpretation of this agreement is made without regard to paternity or negotiation. . . .