Acta Universitatis Danubius. Relationes Internationales, Vol 8, No 1 (2015)

Reflections on the International Responsibility of States for Wrongful Acts

Jana Maftei


The subjects’ responsibility for violations of their obligations is incident to any legal system. We intend to analyze in this article aspects of states’ responsibility, fundamental institution of public international law, relating to its classification as a form of the legal liability and as a fundamental principle of public international law, to the codification of international norms emphasizing the activity of the International Law Commission, to the two theories of guilt and liability based on risk, underlying legal nature of the international responsibility of states and the unlawful act, generator of international responsibility. In preparing the paper we used as research methods the analysis of the problems generated by the mentioned topic with reference to doctrinal views expressed in treaties and specialized papers, solutions retained in international jurisprudence, documentary research, interpretation of legal norms in the matter.


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