Obligations Erga Omnes and the Actio Popularis

  • Harry D. Gould


Chapter 3 addressed categorical obligations, but showed that simple assertions of the universality of jus cogens rules did not fit within the current normative complex, which is still predominantly wed to the specificity of obligations. This chapter turns to the reemergence of obligations that are conceptualized not as bilateral, as has been dominant under Positivism, but as obligations that are owed generally; they are obligations erga omnes.3


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