Fear and Loathing in Jus Cogens

Canadian International Journal, Vol. 63, p. 101, Winter 2007

13 Pages Posted: 4 Oct 2009 Last revised: 28 Oct 2009

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Ed Morgan

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

Today's most eggregious human rights violations - torture and terror - are often considered to have entered the category of jus cogens violations. But while their violation is prohibited by all nations, compensation for their wrongs is rarely awarded. Like a Hunter S. Thompson gonzo journalism tract, the law swirls around these norms in rhetorical circles and undermines its own story line with a distracted and barely coherent narrative.

Keywords: jus cogens, torture, terrorism, narrative

Suggested Citation

Morgan, Ed, Fear and Loathing in Jus Cogens (2007). Canadian International Journal, Vol. 63, p. 101, Winter 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1481996

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