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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett (Assistant), Kate (20th May 2010)

Part II International Responsibility—Development and Relation with Other Laws, Ch.15 Relations between the International Law of Responsibility and Responsibility in Municipal Law

Pierre-Marie Dupuy

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett (Assistant)

Responsibility of states — Wrongful acts — Customary international law — UN Charter — Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties — Act of state — European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) — Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ)
After stating the first condition entailing a State’s international responsibility, ie an internationally wrongful act, 1 and after defining the elements constituting that act—characterized by its subjective dimension (the attribution of the act to a subject of international law) as well as by its objective dimension (the violation of an international obligation) 2 —the Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts deal with the question how to ‘characteriz[e] an act of a State as internationally wrongful’. 3 They draw on one of the most...
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