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Principle

No. I.3.2 - Lex specialis-Principle

Specialized laws prevail over general laws ("lex specialis derogat legi generali").

Commentary
1 The Principle contains a generally recognized rule of interpretation pursuant to which the more specific provision takes precedence over the more general one.

2 The Principle is based on the presumption that, in enacting a law or drafting a contract provision, a lawmaker or contract drafter does not want to create a law or contractual provision that would be devoid of any scope of application. This would be the case if the general rule always prevailed.


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References
Arbitral Awards
ICC Award No. 5946 of 1990, YCA 1991, at 97 et seq.
Iran-US Claims Tribunal, Amoco Int‘l Finance Corp. v. Iran, 15 IRAN-U.S. C.T.R., at 189 et seq.
Court Decisions
Cour de cassation chambre criminelle, No. 02-80.893, 17th December 2002
Doctrine
Ascensio, Hervé, Principes généraux du droit, in: Rép. internat. Dalloz février 2004 at page 1 et seq.
Azari, Hadi, Le critère Celebici du cumul des déclarations de culpabilité en droit pénal international, in: RSC 2007 at page 1 et seq.
Brière, Carine, La Convention dite CMR prime sur la Convention de Bruxelles, in: Recueil Dalloz 2005 at page 547 et seq.
Domingo, Ortega, Rodriguez-Antolin, Zambrana, Principios de Derecho Global, Navarra, 2006
Girault, G., Enregistrement des interrogatoires en matière crominelle: lex specialis, Dalloz actualité 18 janvier 2010
Schulze, Reiner, Gemeineuropäisches Privatrecht und Rechtsgeschichte, in: Müller-Graff (ed.), Gemeinsames Privatrecht in der Europäischen Gemeinschaft, Baden-Baden 1993, at 71 et seq.
Contract Clauses
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