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delict (dilikt´),

n a wrong or an injury; an offense; a violation of public or private obligation.
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such a delict may also bring the entire claim for damages before the
Hence, a breach of the obligation would render the individuals and companies who have been found to willfully commit environmental damage, to fall within the range of international crimes and delicts.
Finally, there is a brief discussion of the discharge of obligation with respect to delicts (c.
451) Pinochet's attacks against political opponents did not fit within the conventional definition of genocide and might be better viewed as crimes against humanity, which were not included as delicts of universal jurisdiction under the Spanish criminal code.
We had to remove the delicts before we ever could tackle the tougher task of rebuilding the neighborhood," stated Mayor Ganim.
III-1 of the French Criminal Code disposes that: "Criminal offences are classified in accordance with their seriousness, into crimes, delicts and contraventions".
80) The Rome II Convention for torts, delicts, or noncontractual relations proposes uniform rules for resolving conflicts of law in European cross-border disputes.
While states are supposed to pay for their international delicts, (69)
168) NAFTA Parties, on the other hand, have adopted the narrow view that Article 1105(1) prohibits only those delicts recognized to violate customary international law in the 1920s--namely, egregious, outrageous, or shocking government conduct.
12) While the "precautionary approach" is preferable to total reliance on traditional delicts, it is still firmly embedded in our traditional regime of state and territorial sovereignty (or at the municipal level, property rights).
The range of possible international delicts is as wide as that of international obligations, including everything from breach of contract to genocide.
Hence greater damages must be awarded for detected delicts to make up for the advantages defendants reap when their conduct goes undetected.