317. In general.

The concern of the law of international responsibility is to identify and set out the conditions which must be fulfilled in order for responsibility to arise, as well as to regulate the content and implementation of that responsibility1. Historically, the law of international responsibility developed principally in relation to the international responsibility of states, and for this reason reference has often been made merely to the law of state responsibility. However, with the recognition of the international legal personality of other actors, in particular international organisations and that such actors may be the possessors of rights and owe obligations