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Asylum, Colombia v Peru, Merits, Judgment, [1950] ICJ Rep 266, ICGJ 194 (ICJ 1950), 20th November 1950, International Court of Justice [ICJ]



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Whether a state was entitled under international and relevant treaty law to make a unilateral and binding determination as to whether an individual qualified for asylum, which could be enforced against the state from which such individual seeks protection.

Whether a state was required to allow safe passage out of its territory to an individual that had been granted diplomatic asylum in another state.

Whether Colombia acted in violation of the Havana Convention on Asylum by granting asylum to Víctor Raúl Haya de la Torre subsequent to his involvement in a military rebellion in Peru.

Keywords: Asylum; Customary international law; Extradition and mutual assistance; Refugees; Treaties, breach; Treaties, interpretation

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Subjects: International Responsibility ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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