DIFFERENCE: Right vs. Obligation

Right vs. Obligation. A right is a claim or title to an interest in anything whatsoever that is enforceable by law. An obligation is defined in the Civil Code as a juridical necessity to give, to do or not to do. For every right enjoyed by any person, there is a corresponding obligation on the part of another person to respect such right. x x x An obligation imposed on a person, and the corresponding right granted to another, must be rooted in at least one of the five sources of obligations. (G.R. No. 138814; April 16, 2009)

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