Working paper

Democratizing international law: enhancing the role of social learning in deliberative democracy

30 Jan 2011
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It targets one special category of law, jus cogens. That is defined, in the words of the most authoritative text, as “a norm accepted and recognized by the international community of States as a whole as a norm from which no derogation is permitted and which can be modified only by a subsequent norm of general international law having the same character.” These norms are particularly important because they place an impassable barrier to what states are legally allowed to do. No state, on its own or with the consent of others, is legally allowed to violate jus cogens.

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Working paper 2011/3
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2011
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