Vienna Convention

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Definition

Jus cogens (from Latin: compelling law; from English: peremptory norm) refers to certain fundamental, overriding principles of international law.

Overview

There is near-universal agreement for the existence of the category of jus cogens...

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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...