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Part IV The Content of International Responsibility, Ch.43 Contribution to the Injury

Anaïs Moutier-Lopet

From: The Law of International Responsibility

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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 May 2024

Wrongful acts — Reparations — Responsibility of states — Circumstances precluding wrongfulness
It is ‘a principle of international law’1 that an internationally wrongful act entails an obligation to make full reparation. But the injury can also be the consequence of other causes.2 These causes can be completely external to the victim, as for example in the case of force majeure, a circumstance precluding wrongfulness. It is also possible that the injury results, totally or partially, from the victim’s conduct. It is therefore necessary to examine the causal link to determine whether the behaviour of the victim contributed to the injury, and if so, to...
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