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jus gentium

in Roman law, rules of law common to all nations.

JUS GENTIUM. The law of nations. (q.v.) Although the Romans used these words in the sense we attach to law of nations, yet among them the sense was much more extended. Falck, Encyc. Jur. 102, n. 42.
     2. Some modern writers have made a distinction between the laws of nations which have for their object the conflict between. the laws of different nations, which they call jus gentium privatum, or private international law; and those laws of nations which regulate those matters which nations, as such, have with each other, which is de nominated jus gentium publicum, or public international law. Foelix, Droit Interm. Prive, n. 14.

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nations" derives from the Latin jus gentium, meaning literally
The jus honorarium and its offspring, the jus gentium, formed a universal cosmopolitan law, embracing Romans and non-Citizens alike.
This intimate affiliation between the jus gentium and natural law (jus naturale) arose in part from the fact that the jus gentium was thought to be based on universal principles and usages that were "common to all nations .
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After determining states duties under the 1949 Geneva Conventions, the 1948 Genocide Convention, the 1984 Torture Convention, the 1998 Rome Statute, general human rights conventions, and customary international law and critically examining the South African post-apartheid amnesty mechanisms, he sets out a framework that presents crimes against humanity as part of delicti jus gentium and as a jus cogens offense and thus invalidates amnesty for these crimes under international law.