Jus inter gentes

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Jus inter gentes, is the body of treaties, U.N. conventions, and other international agreements. Originally a Roman law concept, it later became a major part of public international law. The other major part is jus gentium, the Law of Nations (municipal law).[1] Jus inter gentes, literally, means "law between the peoples".[2]

This is not the same as jus gentium, argues Francisco Martin and his co-authors in "International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law" (2006),[3] because jus inter gentes includes internationally recognized human rights.

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  1. ^ Also referred to in the United States Constitution, Article I, Section 8, Clause 10.
  2. ^ These are cognate, in the English language to justice, international, and gentiles, respectively.
  3. ^ Treaties, Cases, and Analysis, Francisco Martin, et al. 2006 ISBN 978-0-521-85886-1