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

Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.51.2 Responsibility for Violations of Human Rights Obligations: Inter-American Mechanisms

Raphaële Rivier

From: The Law of International Responsibility

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

[E]very violation of an international obligation which results in harm creates a duty to make adequate reparation. 1 In upholding the international responsibility of Honduras for breach of the American Convention on Human Rights, 2 the Inter-American Court of Human Rights reaffirmed the principle of customary international law pursuant to which every wrongful act committed by a State entails its responsibility. 3 The institution of State responsibility consists of two elemental rules: the first describes the preconditions for the existence of State responsibility;...
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