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Countermeasures: Concept And Substance In The Protection Of Collective Interests

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The concept of collective interests owed to the international community has emerged and developed in an international legal system which is predominantly State-centric and whose rules still 'emanate from the free will of States' as re-affirmed in 1928 by the Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ) in the Lotus case. One of the fundamental questions that the International Law Commission (ILC) was called to consider in its work on State responsibility was whether the content of an infringed norm and the seriousness of a given breach had any bearing on the regime of international responsibility, in other words on the legal consequences that would arise as a result of an internationally wrongful act. This chapter examines how the concept of countermeasures has developed in the literature and practice of international law with specific emphasis on the right of States other than the injured to resort to solidarity measure.

Keywords: collective interests; countermeasures; international community; international law; solidarity measure; State responsibility



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