Duelling Dilemma: De Facto v De Jure
Updated: Dec 16, 2021
"The main challenge is what to do in the face of double standards.
— Richard A Falk, American international law professor"
De facto applies to that which exists naturally, and will continue to be so because of its intrinsic characteristics as a being; de jure refers to that which is in existence because a right, a privilege, a duty or an obligation was imposed and impelled by man-made laws.
A perfect illustration is the gold standard (de facto), and the creation of paper money by government law (de jure). Both co-exist in a global cryptocurrency context with equal emphasis on each other’s efficiency as long as nobody’s inalienable rights are eroded.
“De facto and de jure lock horns when comparing and contrasting de jure citizens and de facto denizens in reference to indigenous communities that inhabited a particular locality for over 40,000 years, according to genealogists and anthropologists.”