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

Part III The Sources of International Responsibility, Ch.19.3 Attribution of Conduct to the State: Private Individuals

Olivier de Frouville

From: The Law of International Responsibility

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

In international law, attribution fulfils a double function in the theory of responsibility. The first consists of designating a responsible person (legal or natural) who will bear the consequences of this responsibility, even though the person in question may not necessarily be the direct author of the act. The second function lies in the triggering of the application of a particular regime of responsibility: international responsibility of a State or an international organization, where the conduct at issue is attributable to one of these legal persons, or...
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