1 In order to bring a claim for diplomatic protection a State must establish that the person on whose behalf it brings the claim is a national of that State. This is known as the rule of the nationality of the claim. The rule of continuous nationality is a sub-rule of this rule and requires that a State may only exercise diplomatic protection on behalf of a person, natural or legal, who was a national at both the time of the injury in respect of which the claim is brought and at the time of the presentation of the claim or, possibly, the date of the judgment on...
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