The wrongfulness of conduct which is not in conformity with the international obligations of a state or international organisation is precluded to the extent that the author of the act in question had no other reasonable way, in a situation of distress, of saving either his own life or the lives of others entrusted to his care1. In contrast to a situation of force majeure, the individual author of the conduct which is attributable to the state or international organisation in question and is inconsistent with its obligations has some freedom of choice and is not acting involuntarily, even
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