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  1. erga omnes(Adjective)

    In relation to everyone


  1. Erga omnes

    Erga omnes is a Latin phrase which literally means "towards all" or "towards everyone". In legal terminology, erga omnes rights or obligations are owed toward all. For instance a property right is an erga omnes entitlement, and therefore enforceable against anybody infringing that right. An erga omnes right can here be distinguished from a right based on contract, which is only enforceable against the contracting party. In international law it has been used as a legal term describing obligations owed by states towards the community of states as a whole. An erga omnes obligation exists because of the universal and undeniable interest in the perpetuation of critical rights. Consequently, any state has the right to complain of a breach. Examples of erga omnes norms include piracy, genocide, slavery, torture, and racial discrimination. The concept was recognized in the International Court of Justice's decision in the Barcelona Traction case [ ICJ Rep 1970 3 at paragraph 33]:


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of erga omnes in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of erga omnes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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