Duty

Share This
« Back to Glossary Index

A duty is a required task, deed, action, service or function arising from a position or relationship held by a person, state or other entity. The duty can be moral or legal, but, in its general usage, conveys a moral connotation more than a legally binding sense. When used to refer to a duty holder in an economic, social and cultural rights case/situation, the duty could be held by the territorial state (primary duty holder) or other party (secondary duty holder). However, use of the term "duty” does not necessarily assume a legal "obligation” or verbal "commitment” (official statement). Such a level of requirement for the particular function would require other terms, instruments and arguments.

Related Posts