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The World Court and jus cogens - Christenson, G TOP

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Christenson examines appraisals of the ICJ decision in Nicaragua v United States. Within this decision she picks out a brief reference by the World Court to the concept of jus cogens, and goes on to suggest that this brief mention may actually be much more. She suggests a: 'different activist claim by the Court for a more central role in the development of an international public order, whether or not the concept of jus cogens is relied upon as the principle of the decision'. (1987) 81 AJIL 93