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This constitutional change will be taken to reflect an acknowledgement and strengthening of the existing international rule. Alternatively, the responsible state can deny that its officials’ actions were internationally wrongful, denying the existence of the rule allegedly breached.  B R I T I S H AC T S O F S TAT E I N E N G L I S H C O U R T S  for, and that it has according to its terms legal effects as part of the municipal law. ”  The phrase “opinio juris” seems to have entered the discourse of international lawyers under the influence of Savigny and his followers in the German historical school.

Denman also carried some of the slave traders who, terrified of native exultation over  B R I T I S H AC T S O F S TAT E I N E N G L I S H C O U R T S  Lloyd, above n , –. James Stephen was also author of The slavery of the British West Indies in .  Downing Street th March , part of the plaintiff’s evidence, quoted in the case report at  Ex – ( ER ).  Russell’s reply through his Under-Secretary, John Backhouse Foreign Office th April.  The second Foreign Office Under Secretary—what would now be termed the Parliamentary Under Secretary.

Org by guest on February 16, 2011 limits in terms of what they are prepared to term “foreign”. There is, continues Wade, a common law rule that the common law extends to constrain exercises of executive power within British territory or protectorates ruled as if colonies.  The early cases (Nabob of Arcot, Elphinstone, Kamachee) concerned Crown actions against natives of formally “foreign” Indian territories; Sekgome, Sobhuza and Nyali concerned actions in protectorates; Cook concerned claims of British subjects in a Crown Colony.

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