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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