Force majeure

Filed Under: International Law

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A justification advanced to counter a claim of state responsibility on the basis that the alleged internationally wrongful act of a state is due to an unforeseen event or irresistible force, beyond the control of the state, which makes it materially impossible for the state to respect an international obligation.

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