, Volume 14, Issue 1-2, pp 101-142
Date: 27 Sep 2006

Fundamental legal concepts: A formal and teleological characterisation*

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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 other’s obligations), permissive rights, erga-omnes rights, normative conditionals, liability rights, different kinds of legal powers, potestative rights (rights to produce legal results), result-declarations (acts intended to produce legal determinations), and sources of the law.

* Supported by the EU projects ONE-LEX (Marie Curie Chair) and ESTRELLA (6th Framework).