non liquet


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non liquet

(ˈnɒn ˈlaɪkwɪt)
adj
(Law) Roman law (of a cause, evidence, etc) not clear
[C17: Latin, literally: it is not clear]
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(4) Julius Stone, 'The Problem of Non Liquet in Contemporary International Law' in Legal Controls of International Conflict (Maitland, 1954) 153; Charles Demarest, 'Espionage in International Law' (1996) 24(2) Denver Journal of International Law 321, 347.
To employ the terminology of the Roman judicial system: non liquet ("not proven").
function of banning non liquet from the realm of (international) law.
Basing an argument on the silence of international law requires forsaking the semantically tortuous duopoly of the Lotus and reverse-Lotus principles in favour of the much reviled non liquet.
Kapga De Cerisy 4g Kapgarde - Non Liquet Andrew Brooks 5410P-4 RPR 121c, OR 128c I was delighted with his performance on his chasing debut at Ascot.
(20) The scope for non liquet is thereby minimized.
And courts and tribunals must render a clear decision on the arguments presented to them; they are not, in legal terminology, allowed to render a non liquet. (41) International lawyers therefore tend to believe that there is always a "right answer" and that all that it takes to find the answer is a rigorous assessment of the "sources" of international law.