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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Tinoco Concessions Arbitration

Cornelia Hagedorn

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 18 January 2021

National treatment, de facto treatment — Recognition — State succession

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 The arbitrational ruling of 18 October 1924 deals with the validity of contracts entered into by a de facto regime of Costa Rica between 1917 and 1919 (Arbitration).2 In 1917 the Costa Rican government was overthrown by Frederico Tinoco, the Secretary of War in that government. Tinoco assumed undisputed power, called an election, and established a new constitution. His government fell in September 1919, without having been recognized by some nations, including Great Britain (‘GB’) (Governments; Non-Recognition; Recognition). When Tinoco retired and left the...
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