442. International minimum standard for treatment of aliens.

442.     International minimum standard for treatment of aliens.

As a general rule, if a state chooses to admit an alien1 into its territory it must conform in its treatment of him to the international minimum standard2. The precise content of the standard is a matter for debate. According to the formulation most frequently referred to, to breach the standard the conduct in question would have to amount to an outrage, to bad faith, to wilful neglect of duty or to an insufficiency of governmental action so far short of international standards that every reasonable and impartial person