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The Law of International Responsibility edited by Crawford, James; Pellet, Alain; Olleson, Simon; Parlett (Assistant), Kate (20th May 2010)

Part III The Sources of International Responsibility, Ch.26 Content of the Obligation: Obligations of Means and Obligations Of Result

Constantin P Economides

From: The Law of International Responsibility

Edited By: James Crawford, Alain Pellet, Simon Olleson, Kate Parlett (Assistant)

Subject(s):
Diplomatic protection — Responsibility of states — Ordre public
It is without doubt possible to distinguish several types of international obligations on the basis of their character. The typology is quite rich in this area. The most obvious distinction for the classification of obligations is according to their origin or source. In this respect, one refers to the character of the primary rule containing the obligation in order to identify its nature: conventional, customary, or other. 1 A second distinction may be made at the level of the obligation itself and relates to its content, in particular to what extent a State bound...
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