379. Distribution of compensation obtained by diplomatic protection.

379.     Distribution of compensation obtained by diplomatic protection.

As a further consequence of the classical understanding of diplomatic protection that, in asserting a claim by way of diplomatic protection on behalf of one of its nationals, a state is bringing a claim for an infringement of its own rights1, as a matter of international law there is probably no obligation requiring a state which has successfully obtained compensation in respect of damage done to one of its nationals to pay that compensation to the injured person2. As a matter of the law of England, even where the