OPINIO JURIS SIVE NECESSITATIS

OPINIO JURIS SIVE NECESSITATIS

opinio juris sive necessitatis ([schwa]-pin-ee-oh joor-is sI-vee n[schwa]-ses-i-tay-tis). [Latin ¡°opinion that an act is necessary by rule of law¡±] Int’l law. The principle that for conduct or a practice to become a rule of customary international law, it must be shown that nations believe that international law (rather than moral obligation) mandates the conduct or practice. ¡ª Also termed opinio juris.
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