Fundamental Legal Concepts: A Formal and Teleological Characterisation
EUI Law Working Paper No. 2006/11
Artificial Intelligence and Law, 2006, 21:101–42
39 Pages Posted: 23 Jun 2006 Last revised: 24 Dec 2013
Date Written: May 1, 2006
We shall introduce a set of fundamental legal concepts, providing a definition of each of them. This set will include, besides the usual deontic modalities (obligation, prohibition and permission), the following notions: obligative rights (rights related to others' obligations), permissive rights, erga-omnes rights, normative conditionals, liability rights, different kinds of legal powers, potestative rights (rights to produce legal results), resultive declarations (acts intended to produce legal determinations), and sources of the law.
Keywords: fundamental rights, legal theory
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