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Jus cogens (International law)

LC control no.sh2004014912
LC classificationKZ1261
Topical headingJus cogens (International law)
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Variant(s)Ius cogens (International law)
Peremptory norms (International law)
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Customary law, International
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Found inWork cat.: TheĢorie du ius cogens international, 2001.
Blacks's law dict., c2004 (1. A mandatory or peremptory norm of general international law accepted and recognized by the international community as a norm from which no derogation is permitted. A peremptory norm can be modified only by a later norm that has the same character. 2. Civil law. A mandatory rule of law that is not subject to the disposition of the parties, such as an absolute limitation on the legal capacity of minors below a certain age ...)
Fox, J.R. Dict. of international and comparative law, c2003 (Jus cogens: the notion that states may not abrogate any of the rules of customary international law. Art. 53 of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties recognizes jus cogens by declaring void all treaties which conflict with a peremptory norm of general international law)
EB online WWW site, Dec. 17, 2004 (International law: Sources of international law : Hierarchies of sources and norms: ... Jus cogens (Latin: "compelling law") rules are peremptory norms that cannot be deviated from by states; they possess a higher disposition than jus dispositivum (Latin: "Law subject to the disposition of the parties") or normal international rules, and can be altered only by norms of the same status. Rules in the former category include the prohibitions against genocide, slavery, and piracy and the outlawing of aggression).
Martin, E.A. A dictionary of law, 2002 (jus cogens: [Latin: coercive law]: A rule or principle in international law that is so fundamental that it binds all states and does not allow any exceptions. Such rules (sometimes called peremptory norms) will only amount to jus cogens rules if they are recognized as such by the international community as a whole ... Most authorities agree that the laws prohibiting slavery, genocide, piracy, and acts of aggression or illegal use of force are jus cogens laws. Some suggest that certain human rights provisions (e.g. those prohibiting racial discrimination) also come under the category of jus cogens).
Not found inWeb 3, c1976; Duhaime's legal dict. WWW site, Dec. 21, 2004