jus cogens
jus co·gens /-'kä-gənz, -'kō-gens/ n [New Latin, literally, constraining law]: a principle of international law that is based on values taken to be fundamental to the international community and that cannot be set aside (as by treaty)
it is doubtful that any state has ever violated jus cogens norms on a scale rivaling that of the Third ReichPrincz v. Federal Republic of Germany, 26 F.3d 1166 (1994)
genocide and slave trade are violations of jus cogens

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

jus cogens
n.
(Latin) Compelling law; a peremptory norm; in international law, a principle that is widely accepted to be true by a large number of states and individuals, such as the belief that genocide and slavery are wrong.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


jus cogens
(jes-kohjens) Latin for "cogent law." A principle or norm of international law that is based on values taken to be fundamental to the international community that cannot be disregarded.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


jus cogens
That body of peremptory principles or norms from which no derogation is permitted; those norms recognized by the international community as a whole as being fundamental to the maintenance of an international legal order.
Elementary rules that concern the safeguarding of peace and notably those that prohibit recourse to force or the threat of force. Norms of a humanitarian nature are included, such as prohibitions against genocide, slavery, and racial discrimination (See racial and ethnic discrimination).

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


jus cogens
That body of peremptory principles or norms from which no derogation is permitted; those norms recognized by the international community as a whole as being fundamental to the maintenance of an international legal order.
 
Elementary rules that concern the safeguarding of peace and notably those that prohibit recourse to force or the threat of force. Norms of a humanitarian nature are included, such as prohibitions against genocide, slavery, and racial discrimination.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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