One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The principles which form the norms of international law that cannot be set aside.
- ‘Jus cogens may, therefore, operate to invalidate a treaty or agreement between states to the extent of the inconsistency with any such principles or norms.’
- ‘In particular, questions relating to the ‘why’ of jus cogens are tricky to answer.’
Latin, literally ‘compelling law’.
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