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Part I Contents, History, and Structure of International Economic Law, III The Actors of International Economic Law

From: Principles of International Economic Law (1st Edition)

Matthias Herdegen

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 07 December 2023

Corporations — NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) — Responsibility of states — Responsibility of non-state actors — Responsibility of international organizations
Traditional international law recognizes only a limited number of entities capable of possessing international rights or duties and of bringing international claims.1 The primary legal subjects in international law have always been States.2 Other traditional subjects of international law are insurgents recognized as belligerents and entities sui generis, eg the Holy See, the Sovereign Order of Malta, and the International Committee of the Red Cross.3 International (intergovernmental) organizations are also recognized as having international legal personality, the...
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