1 Due diligence is an obligation of conduct on the part of a subject of law (Subjects of International Law). Normally, the criterion applied in assessing whether a subject has met due diligence is that of the responsible citizen or responsible government. Failure on a subject’s part to comply with the standard triggers its responsibility. 2 Due diligence can best be viewed as a concept that lies at the interface between primary rules of conduct and secondary rules of State responsibility. It is part of the subjective component of State responsibility, but its...
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