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General responsibility of States and their Representatives
    ARTICLE 5 - GENERAL REsPONSIBILITY OF STATES AND THEIR
    REPRESENTATIVES

    1. When the representative of a State is accused by virtue of the provisions of Article 1 of this Convention for acts or omissions declared by the aforesaid article to be criminal, he shall be punished for such an act or omission.

    2. When a State is accused by virtue of the provisions of Article 1 of this Convention for acts or omissions declared by the aforesaid article to be criminal, any other party to the present Convention may invoke the provisions of this Convention in its relations with the offending State and before any competent OAU or International Organisation tribunal or body.


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