jus cogens

Definition of "jus cogens"
  1. A Latin term for a foundational principle or norm in international law that is obligatory and cannot be dismissed
How to use "jus cogens" in a sentence
  1. The prohibition of genocide is considered a principle of jus cogens.
  2. The principles of jus cogens serve as a guide for nations in maintaining international peace.
  3. The violation of the jus cogens principles leads to global condemnation.

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