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Recognition of a Government

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In International Law, some times it so happens that the recognition of a State is different from the recognition of a Government. This happens when difficulty arises in identifying which is the Head of the Government.

Example: The Taliban rule in Afghanistan is not recognized as the official government in Afghanistan.

Importance of recognition of a Government

The main reasons of a recognized Government are:

  • The able-party should only be recognized as the Head of the Government
  • Recognition of a Government allows other States to respect its status
  • Internal administration can be managed effectively

Related Cases

  • Great Britain vs. Costa Rica (1923)

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