352. Circumstances precluding wrongfulness.

The modern law of international responsibility recognises a category of defences or justifications called 'circumstances precluding wrongfulness'1 which are separate from and parallel to the rules of the law of treaties which govern the termination and suspension of treaties or obligations arising under treaties2. Where a situation constituting a circumstance precluding wrongfulness is established, it precludes the wrongfulness of conduct only for so long as the situation in question persists and is without prejudice to the resumption of the performance of the obligation or obligations in question if and to the extent that the circumstance precluding wrongfulness in question