Materials on the Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts

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The present collection of materials reproduces the text of the State responsibility articles, with commentaries thereto, as presented in the Yearbook of the International Law Commission, together with the compilation of decisions recording 154 instances in which international courts, tribunals and other bodies referred to the articles and commentaries during the period from 1973 to 1996 when the draft articles were adopted on first reading, from 1996 to their adoption on second reading in 2001, and up to 31 January 2010.



Responsibility of a state in connection with the act of another state

In accordance with the basic principles laid down in chapter I, each State is responsible for its own internationally wrongful conduct, i.e. for conduct attributable to it under chapter II which is in breach of an international obligation of that State in accordance with chapter III. The principle that State responsibility is specific to the State concerned underlies the present articles as a whole. It will be referred to as the principle of independent responsibility. It is appropriate since each State has its own range of international obligations and its own correlative responsibilities.


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