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jus cogens

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Definition of jus cogens

Etymology

    From Latin ius (“law”) + cog"ns from cōgō (“compel”).

Noun

jus cogens

  1. (law) a constraining law or peremptory norm; a fundamental principle of international law considered to be accepted by all states.

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