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Diplomatic Protection

Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe


This book offers an up-to-date juristic exposition and analysis of diplomatic protection as an institution of public international law. Diplomatic protection is primarily exercised by States towards their nationals, and exceptionally non-nationals, against violations of international law by other States, and is one of the oldest traditions of international law. The book starts with a history of the subject, and charts the development of diplomatic protection conceived as an institution of international law. It goes on to discuss the violations of international law which can trigger diplomatic ... More

Keywords: diplomatic protection, International Law Commission, international relations, violations of international law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199212385
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199212385.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Chittharanjan F. Amerasinghe, author
Member, Institut de Droit International; former Judge, UN Tribunal, New York. Awarded the Certificate of Merit of the American Society of International Law in 1989 for his two volume treatise The Law of the International Civil Service, (published by OUP). In making the award, ASIL described the book as 'a work of great distinction'.