Ex injuria jus non oritur

Ex injuria jus non oritur (Latin for "law (or right) does not arise from injustice") is a principle of international law.[1] The phrase implies that "illegal acts do not create law".[2] Its rival principle is ex factis jus oritur, in which the existence of facts creates law.[3]

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  1. ^ "Glossary of International Law Terms". University of Washington School of Law. Retrieved 2009-05-06.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Brigitte Stern (1998). Dissolution, continuation, and succession in Eastern Europe. Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. ISBN 978-90-411-1083-1.
  3. ^ Tim Hillier (1998). Sourcebook on public international law. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-85941-050-9.

Giuliana Ziccardi Capaldo (1977) Le Situazioni Territoriali Illegittime nel Diritto Internazionale/Unlawful Territorial Situations in International Law. Editoriale Scientifica