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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.7 The Hague Conference of 1930

Clémentine Bories

From: The Law of International Responsibility

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

Subject(s):
Responsibility of states — Wrongful acts — Aliens, treatment — Codification — Opinio juris
The work of the Third Commission of the Hague Conference, entrusted with the question of the responsibility of States for damage done in their territories to foreigners and alien property, is frequently remembered only because of the recognition of failure presented to the Conference by the Commission’s President, Basdevant, with a lacunary formulation: ‘the Third Commission is not in the position to present to the Conference any conclusions on this subject’. 1 And yet a number of lessons were drawn from this attempt of codification of customary rules within the...
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