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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Developing Countries

Moshe Hirsch

Subject(s):
Development — Developing countries — Most-favoured-nation treatment (MFN) — Procedural equality — Foreign relations law

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The vast gaps between developing and developed countries are of utmost importance for the international community . Following the end of the Cold War (1947–91) , the division between developing and developed countries marks the deepest rift in the contemporary international system. This division often polarizes the normative positions of countries belonging to these distinctive groups, and it constitutes a source of numerous frictions regarding the structure and content of international law (see also Developing Country Approach to International Law ;...
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