Acts of private individuals within a state, whether directly committed against a foreign state or its representatives or against the persons or property of individual aliens, do not in themselves engage the responsibility of the territorial state under international law1. However, the territorial state may incur liability to the extent that it fails to comply with an obligation incumbent upon it requiring it to exercise due diligence to prevent the injury in question, or to take adequate steps to arrest and punish the offender or to provide redress to the
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