37. Peremptory Norms of General International Law

In its advisory report, the CAVV discusses the approach taken by the International Law Commission (ILC), the identification of peremptory norms of general international law and their legal consequences, and the list of peremptory norms included by the ILC in the annex to the draft conclusions. In general the CAVV understands why the ILC has adopted this approach and sought to avoid getting lost in various interpretations and controversies regarding the concept of jus cogens, the individual peremptory norms and their legal consequences.

The CAVV makes a number of recommendations aimed at helping the Netherlands formulate a position on the draft conclusions during the United Nations General Assembly.