Current Jus Cogens ("Commanding Law")

Jus Cogens ("Commanding Law")
  • A norm from which no derogation is permitted
  • See also 1969 Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Article 53
  • Slavery is bad
  • Aggression is bad
  • Genocide and crimes against humanity are bad
  • Self-determination is good
  • Racial equality is essential
  • Right to be free from torture, extrajudicial murder, and prolonged, arbitrary detention
  • Democracy is essential? – Controversial!
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