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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Doctrines (Monroe, Hallstein, Brezhnev, Stimson)

Thomas D Grant

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 March 2020

Colonization / Decolonization — 1815 to World War I — Act of state — Comity

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 States from time to time have adopted, by formal expression, doctrines to announce political or strategic interest or intention. Foreign ministries and other State organs produce a great many formal statements, as well as work product in the form of reports, press releases, internal memoranda, and so forth (State Practice). The legal significance to attach to a product of a State bureaucracy or other State conduct depends on content, context, and the indicated intention of the State to establish obligations—or not—by a particular act or expression. The...
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