375. General considerations.

(2)     Diplomatic Protection

(i)     Introduction

375.     General considerations.

Diplomatic protection consists of the invocation by a state, through diplomatic action or other means of peaceful settlement, of the responsibility of another state for an injury caused by an internationally wrongful act of that state to a natural or legal person that is a national of the former state with a view to the implementation of such responsibility1. As such it is a sub-category of the general international law of state responsibility, relating specifically to the invocation of the responsibility of a state as a consequence of