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State Responsibility
The General Part

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  • Date Published: September 2014
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107477780

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  • Annexed to GA Resolution 56/83 of 2001, the International Law Commission's Articles on Responsibility for Internationally Wrongful Acts put the international law of responsibility on a sound footing. As Special Rapporteur for the second reading, James Crawford helped steer it to a successful conclusion. With this book, he provides a detailed analysis of the general law of international responsibility and the place of state responsibility in particular within that framework. It serves as a companion to The International Law Commission's Articles on State Responsibility: Introduction, Text and Commentaries (Cambridge, 2002) and is essential reading for scholars and practitioners concerned with issues of international responsibility, whether they arise in interstate relations, in the context of arbitration or litigation, or in bringing international claims.

    • Author took a widely praised and pivotal role in drafting the original ILC Articles on State Responsibility
    • Monograph provides author with opportunity to develop his own argument
    • Outlines the individual views of the author outside the confines of his ILC role
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Undoubtedly, the book under review qualifies as the most authoritative expression of state responsibility and its rules today, not only because of the extensive discussion devoted to the different aspects of state responsibility, but also because Crawford's background in the field gives him special knowledge that other scholars may lack …' Katja Creutz, Nordic Journal of International Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107477780
    • length: 906 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 45 mm
    • weight: 1.36kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Framework of Responsibility:
    1. Historical development
    2. Key concepts
    3. Corollaries of breach of an international obligation
    Part II. Attribution to the State:
    4. Organs and entities exercising governmental authority
    5. Direction and control by the State
    6. Other cases of attribution
    Part III. Breach:
    7. Breach: the material element
    8. Breach: the temporal element
    9. Circumstances precluding wrongfulness
    Part IV. Collective or Ancillary Responsibility:
    10. Responsibility in cases of joint or collective conduct
    11. Responsibility for breaches of communitarian norms
    12. Ancillary and secondary responsibility
    13. Succession to responsibility
    Part V. Cessation and Reparation:
    14. Restoration of legal relations after breach
    15. Reparation
    16. Remedies
    Part VI. The Implementation of Responsibility:
    17. The claims process
    18. Claims on behalf of others: diplomatic and functional protection
    19. Implementation of responsibility by judicial process
    20. Invocation in cases involving multiple parties
    21. Implementation of responsibility by extra-judicial process
    Appendix 1. ILC Articles on Responsibility of States for Internationally Wrongful Acts (2001)
    Appendix 2. General Assembly Resolution 56/83, 12 December 2001
    General Assembly Resolution 59/35, 2 December 2004
    General Assembly Resolution 62/61, 6 December 2007
    General Assembly Resolution 65/19, 6 December 2010
    Appendix 3. ILC Draft Articles on Diplomatic Protection (2006)
    Appendix 4. ILC Draft Articles on State Responsibility (as proposed by F. V. García-Amador, 1961)
    Appendix 5. ILC Draft Articles on State Responsibility (as adopted on first reading, 1996)
    Appendix 6. ILC Draft Articles on Responsibility of International Organizations (2010).

  • Author

    James Crawford, University of Cambridge
    James Crawford is Whewell Professor of International Law at the University of Cambridge. From 1997 to 2001 he was the ILC Special Rapporteur on State Responsibility.

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