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State Responsibility: Circumstance Precluding Wrongfulness

Learn about the defenses available to states when they violate international law.


This is the second of three lessons on the rules of state responsibility. In this video we’ll examine the defenses available to states following an international wrongful act.

I.               State Responsibility

State responsibility is the term used to refer to the expectations of a state when it violates an obligation under international law. The rules governing state responsibility were collected and synthesized by the...