Third Report on State Responsibility
The preliminary and second reports of the Special Rapporteur on State responsibility submitted in 1988 and 1989 respectively, dealt with the substantive consequences of an internationally wrongful act, namely cessation (art. 6), restitution in kind (art. 7), reparation by equivalent (arts. 8 and 9), and satisfaction and guarantees of non-repetition (art. 10). The present report deals with what are referred to as the “instrumental” consequences of an internationally wrongful act. Read more (txt) >>
This report considers the different kinds of measures to be taken into consideration, by analyzing self-defence, sanctions, retortion, reprisals, reciprocal measures, inadimplenti non est adimplendum, suspension and termination of treaties. It also examines the functions, conditions and limitations of countermeasures, as well as the substantive restrictions and prohibitions.