Region: The East Pacific
This is what international norms are for - to be the check on human organization, regardless of beliefs and organizational systems.
These types of things would not be in the jus cogens. Jus Cogens go to the core of humanity. For instance, many countries expect judicial transparency, because without it, punishments like torture could be used. Jus Cogens don't compel nations to have judicial transparency, they make it inexcusable for nations to use torture, no matter the system in place.
We would like to stress that nations must not be given this absolute right. The point of Jus Cogens and holding it above national sovereignty is to draw the line around these norms - that violating these norms are impermissible and inexcusable at any time by any state.
Here are the Jus Cogens (compelling law) that we reconize:
Jus Cogens, latin for compelling law, also known as Peremptory Norms, are the norms that all sovereign states are expected to respect. A nation cannot stand as sovereign if in violation of these norms, in Somers' eyes.
Somers recognizes these Peremptory Norms.
- Prohibition of Aggressive Wars
- Prohibition of Crimes Against humanity
- Prohibition of War crimes
- Prohibition of Maritime piracy
- Prohibition of Genocide
- Prohibition of Apartheid
- Prohibition of Slavery
- Prohibition of Torture
These norms can and should be built upon by international consensus.
You will note that they are not compelling a nation to be a certain way, and they do not go into different systems. At the core, they should be the highest check on a country, and therefore, they target inexcusable actions, not particular systems that could be more susceptible to these actions.