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  • International Law accounts for 5 out of 654 casebriefs.

Style of causeRatio

Banamar-Capizzi v. Embassy of the Popular Democratic Republic of Algeria (1989), 87 ILR 56

A declaration from the ambassador or other competent authority regarding the diplomatic status of state assets must be accepted on its face.

Great Britain v Costa Rica, (1923) 1 RIAA 369

Even an illegal government may bind a state to international obligations. International law looks to the State, not the gov entity w/in the state.
** Caveat: when government in power contrary to international law, not just domestic law, then doctrine of state continuity will not generally apply

Guyana v Suriname (2007), Arbitration under Annex VII of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)

Treaties have to be interpreted on state practice and subsequent agreements.

MK v. State Secretary for Justice (1986) 94 ILR 357

A declaration from the ambassador or other competent authority regarding the diplomatic status of state assets must be accepted on its face.

Netherlands v. Azeta BV (1998), 128 ILR 688 (Dist. Ct. of Rotterdam)

A declaration from the ambassador or other competent authority regarding the diplomatic status of state assets must be accepted on its face.