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necessity

1. Philosophy
a. a condition, principle, or conclusion that cannot be otherwise
b. the constraining force of physical determinants on all aspects of life
2. Logic
a. the property of being necessary
b. a statement asserting that some property is essential or statement is necessarily true
c. the operator that indicates that the expression it modifies is true in all possible worlds.
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were to invoke the defense of necessity in such a case, such a claim
In this case, Germany's interest in maintaining its security and integrity was seen as essential enough to merit a defense of necessity.
547, 551-57 (2007) (providing examples of various international disputes in which the defense of necessity has been invoked in military and environmental situations, in addition to economic situations).
14) The claimant relied on the defense of necessity, arguing that based on unexpected inclement weather, he was forced to port in the West Indies to protect the cargo and the lives of the crew.
It is strict, like that of the ICJ in the sense that the defense of necessity is not available to States even when they face crises of significance, but does not leave States to bear all the risk of such proven crises.
148) Where the legislature, in enacting a law, already anticipated and weighed or balanced the harms, the defense of necessity is precluded.
A defense of necessity is sometimes allowed in criminal cases where circumstances may sometimes justify otherwise criminal conduct.

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