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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.9 The ILC’s Articles on State Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts and Related Texts

Alain Pellet

From: The Law of International Responsibility

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

Subject(s):
Responsibility of states — Responsibility of international organizations — Wrongful acts — Diplomatic protection — Countermeasures
On 31 May 2001 the ILC adopted the 59 articles of its draft on ‘Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts’ on second reading. 1 This was the provisional success of an intellectual epic that started in the time between the World Wars, the subject already being on the agenda at the Codification Conference of the League of Nations in 1930. However, the issue at that time was too sensitive, the opposition between States, especially between European and Latin American countries, too strong, so that the endeavour failed (see Chapter 7 ). The ILC...
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