noun[mass noun] Law
The principles which 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.
Latin, literally 'compelling law'.
Definition of jus cogens in:
- The US English dictionary