• The Concept of State Responsibility. The theoretical framework and application in contemporary international law

AV Akademikerverlag
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(Yannik Michels graduated from University of Hohenheim with an MSc in International Business and Economics and is currently active in the Management Consulting business unit of KPMG Europe.Martina Hengge pursued an MSc in International Strategy and Economics at University of St. Andrews and works currently for the UN International Labour Office.)


This book provides scholars and practitioners with a sound understanding of the theoretical framework of State responsibility in addition to various examples on how the concept is applied in contemporary jurisprudence. Firstly, the book expounds the sources of international law, the requirements necessary for State responsibility to be established and the circumstances which preclude wrongfulness. Moreover, it deals with the legal consequences that arise from a breach of international obligation and the treatment of aliens by foreign States. Secondly, the book provides an application of the legal framework by thoroughly analysing the Amoco International Finance Corp. case (1987). It offers a description of the parties, the contractual background to the case, and the course of events. Furthermore, the question of jurisdiction is dealt with and the claims of the parties as well as an in depth analysis of the adjudication. Additionally, the book presents some expert opinions on the case. Finally, this work examines the impact of the Amoco case on the ILC Articles and discusses both the contemporary relevance of the ILC Articles and the future of State responsibility.

MATERIAS: international law, Contemporary law, state responsibility, sources of international law, establishment of state responsibility, circumstances precluding wrongfulness, legal consequences, treatment of aliens, application state resposibility, Amoco International Finance Corp. case