353. Consent.

353.     Consent.

The wrongfulness of conduct which would otherwise constitute a breach of international obligations owed to a state or international organisation is precluded to the extent that that state or international organisation has given its valid consent to the conduct in question1. Consent will normally need to be clearly expressed and is not to be presumed2. The wrongfulness of an act will be precluded only to the extent that it is within the limits of any consent validly given3. In relation to an ongoing situation, for instance where consent has been given