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Third Parties in International Law by Chinkin, Christine (10th June 1993)

1 The Problem

From: Third Parties in International Law

Christine Chinkin

Subject(s):
Sources of international law — Third party participation — International Court of Justice (ICJ) — Third party interventions
The international legal system has been described as a series of bilateral consensual relationships 1 within which rights, commitments, and obligations are formulated, and values are allocated between parties inter se . 2 In the words of International Law Commission Special Rapporteur, Professor Roberto Ago: The correlation between a legal obligation on the one hand and a subjective right on the other admits of no exception; as distinct from what is said to be the situation in municipal law, there are certainly no obligations incumbent on a subject which are not...
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