The topic of prohibited countermeasures requires consideration of those norms from which no derogation is permitted. What is at issue is the intransgressible character of certain norms, or whether they belong to the category of peremptory norms (jus cogens). Equally, prohibited countermeasures raises the issue of the relationship between, on the one hand, the general rules of State responsibility, and on the other, the specific rules which a given treaty or group of treaties may enunciate in relation to their violation. According to Special Rapporteur...
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