Acceptability, Impartiality, and Peremptory Norms of General International Law

@article{Kim2015AcceptabilityIA,
  title={Acceptability, Impartiality, and Peremptory Norms of General International Law},
  author={Eun Jung Katherine Kim},
  journal={Law and Philosophy},
  year={2015},
  volume={34},
  pages={661-697}
}
Peremptory norms of general international law (jus cogens) are universally binding prohibitions that override any consideration for non-compliance (e.g., genocide and slavery). The question is how nonconsensual norms emerge from a consensual international legal order. It appears that either the peremptoriness of jus cogens renders consent superfluous to the norm’s binding force or consent divests jus cogens of its peremptory status. The goal of this paper is to resolve the dilemma by explaining… Expand

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