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The law of state responsibility regulates the legal consequences following breaches of international law. This body of law is considered to form one of the cornerstones of international law. Its unique position has nonetheless been challenged by several developments both within and outside the international legal order, such as the rise of alternative responsibility ideas and practices, as well as globalization and its consequences.
The book published by Cambridge University Press adopts a critical and holistic approach to the law of state responsibility and analyses the functionality of the general rules of state responsibility in a changed international landscape. It is argued that state responsibility is not equally relevant across the broad spectrum of international obligations, and that alternative constructions of responsibility, namely international criminal law and international liability, have increased in standing.