Peremptory norm of international law
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Using International Law in Canadian Courts, 2/e$70.00 – $112.00
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 the same character. Effectively an entrenched custom. Treaties contrary to peremptory norms are void.
Public International Law, 2/e$60.00 – $96.00
A rule of international law so fundamental to the international legal order that it cannot be set aside or suspended, even upon the express consent of states.