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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