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IX Diplomatic Relations

Sean D Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R. Snider

From: Litigating War: Mass Civil Injury and the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission

Sean D Murphy, Won Kidane, Thomas R Snider

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 02 July 2022

Subject(s):
Diplomatic relations — Claims — Belligerents
While waging war against each other for more than two years, Eritrea and Ethiopia maintained diplomatic relations.1 (They did not sever diplomatic ties until 2003.2) Nevertheless, during the conflict, the parties treated each other’s diplomatic personnel, property, and premises in ways that led the other party to file claims with the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission, thereby placing before it the task of analyzing key aspects of diplomatic law, one of the oldest and most fundamental areas of international law.3 The violations of diplomatic law alleged by the...
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