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'.
More definitions of jus cogensDefinition of jus cogens in:
- The US English dictionary