Vienna Convention

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Jus cogens, or compelling law, refers to a category of norms that govern customary international law. The Latin term is used interchangeably with the English term “peremptory norm”.

Jus cogens norms differ from other norms...

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Appealed from: Sanchez: Supreme Court of Oregon; Bustillo: Supreme Court of Virginia

Oral argument: March 29, 2006

Both Petitioners in these cases are foreign nationals convicted...