Definition of jus cogens in English:

jus cogens

Syllabification: jus co·gens
Pronunciation: /ˌjəs ˈkōjənz
 
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noun

Law
The principles that form the norms of international law that cannot be set aside.
More example sentences
  • In particular, questions relating to the ‘why’ of jus cogens are tricky to answer.
  • 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.

Origin

Latin, literally 'compelling law'.

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