The present Chapter concentrates on the elements of an internationally wrongful act, which will be examined comprehensively: first, the role played by the notion of the internationally wrongful act in the theory of international responsibility will be considered (Section 1), before examining the relationship between its constitutive elements (Section 2). Finally, its two constitutive elements—attribution to a State (Section 3) and breach of an international obligation (Section 4)—will be addressed in detail. It is well known that traditionally international...
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