Foley Hoag Attorney Joseph Klingler to Teach Course on Treaty Interpretation

March 18, 2021

Foley Hoag LLP associate Joseph Klingler will teach a module on “Treaty Interpretation” at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, starting March 22. The course will explore treaty interpretation in theory and practice, focusing on the rules codified in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties. Students will be able to apply the rules, and understand and be able to discuss the task of treaty interpretation, and the inevitability of challenges and criticisms levelled against the task.

Klingler has published extensively on matters of international law. The course follows his co-editing a volume on treaty interpretation, titled “Between the Lines of the Vienna Convention?: Canons and Other Principles of Interpretation in Public International Law,” with Foley Hoag attorneys Constantinos Salonidis and Yuri Parkhomenko. The volume, published in 2018, was reviewed in the prestigious European Journal of International Law.

Klingler is a member of the firm's International Litigation & Arbitration Department. His practice focuses on the representation of sovereign States and State-owned entities before the world's principal dispute resolution bodies, including the International Court of Justice and arbitration panels administered under the ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules.