374. Distinction between diplomatic protection, consular assistance and other forms of action by states on the international plane.

374.     Distinction between diplomatic protection, consular assistance and other forms of action by states on the international plane.

In its strict sense, diplomatic protection refers to the invocation by one state of the international responsibility of another state arising as a result of an alleged violation of international law committed by the other state in relation to persons, whether natural or legal, having the nationality of the invoking state1. Diplomatic protection may be exercised either by diplomatic action, including the direct presentation of a claim by the national state of the injured person to the responsible state,