356. Force majeure.

356.     Force majeure.

The wrongfulness of what would otherwise constitute an internationally wrongful act because it was not in conformity with what is required by an international obligation may be precluded to the extent that the inability to comply with the international obligation in question was the result of force majeure (that is to say, as the result of the occurrence of an irresistible force or of an unforeseen event, beyond the control of the state or international organisation, making it materially impossible in the circumstances to perform the obligation in question)1. The occurrence in question must