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 that obligation is that of the responsible citizen or responsible government (Governments). Failure on a subject’s part to comply with the standard—often termed negligence—describes the blameworthiness of the subject as one element of ascribing legal responsibility to it.2 Although in international law the concept of due diligence remains a general principle of law, State practice has...
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