322. The lex specialis principle.

322.     The lex specialis principle.

The customary rules of international responsibility are residual, default rules which apply in relation to the ascertainment of the existence of an internationally wrongful act as well as its consequences1. To the extent that the relevant primary rule in question provides by way of lex specialis for different rules as to what acts are attributable to an international actor, when an internationally wrongful act has taken place, or the consequences of international responsibility consequent upon an internationally wrongful act, any such rules will apply to the exclusion of the customary rules of