1 The notion of recognition is extensively used in public international law. The usual understanding of the term is that it designates a declaration or implicit action of a State and its organs towards a certain factual situation to deduce legal consequences from there. Thus, there may be a (tacit or explicit) recognition of States; in some instances, the recognition of governments may be expressed by the government of another State. Institutionally perpetuating this line of thinking, there may be a recognition of international organizations. Next to these most...
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